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Oxford footbridge to become bike-friendly

6 Mar 2015 Oxford railways
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A better bike route will be opened up in South Oxford when Network Rail replaces a footbridge across the railway.

The bridge to South Hinksey is currently a steep structure where bikes have to be manhandled up the steps. Network Rail is building a new bridge as part of electrification works, but claimed that the cost to make it bike-friendly would be prohibitive.

Now, according to the Oxford Mail, local councils are teaming up to pay one-third of the £750,000 cost to fit ramps to the bridge. Network Rail will cover the rest.

The rebuilt bridge will make it easier to get between South Hinksey, on the ring road, and New Hinksey.

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