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Alex Robb
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I currently live in Oxford (South of England) which is described as a “Cycling City” but you would find this hard to believe at times! It does have quite a good modal share of people using bicycles (by UK Standards) at 27% of journeys to work/education, however I think this down to a critical mass of students and other groups who tend to be more inclined to cycle, rather than any outstanding pieces of infrastructure. The city’s bike network is quite fragmented and there are only a few examples of dedicated protected cycleways, everything else is mostly retrofitted “shared use” facilities (pedestrians & cyclists on a pavement) which do nothing to reallocate roadspace and often cause conflicts of space usage between pedestrians (particularly visually impaired) and people on bicycles. There are some impressive plans underway to improve the city but it still has work to do to earn it’s title of a “Cycling city!”

Google maps link to image location – https://goo.gl/maps/nHVNycZRa3goFgRw5

Terraced cycleway at ‘The Slade’ in Headigton, Oxford - one of the better pieces of infrastructure in the city

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