Author Topic: A40 - Oxfordshire corridor consultation ends today  (Read 813 times)

A40 - Oxfordshire corridor consultation ends today
« on: January 06, 2019, 12:32:19 pm »
...6th Jan.

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/ImprovingtheA40corridor

Included are some cycle related schemes including dual use path from Eynsham - Botley...
B4044 Community Path from Eynsham to Botley
A40 Cycle link to the National Cycle Route 5 on the Oxford Canal Tow Path

What's the official argument against giving cyclists and peds priority at side junction crossings, so that vehicles naturally wait  e.g. by having 'zebra crossing' markings?



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Re: A40 - Oxfordshire corridor consultation ends today
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 06:43:34 pm »
The official argument is that politicians think they have to appease the car lobby, because most of their voters think that travel by car is essential.  Logic / environment / health benefits / cost have nothing to do with it.  Not many people are brave enough to try to change an established culture.

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Re: A40 - Oxfordshire corridor consultation ends today
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 07:25:02 pm »
The official argument is that politicians think they have to appease the car lobby, because most of their voters think that travel by car is essential.  Logic / environment / health benefits / cost have nothing to do with it.  Not many people are brave enough to try to change an established culture.
Sadly, too true.

(Also, councils/planners etc routinely ignore the official planning guidelines, and mostly ignore consultations if it suits them:

=> if motorists plan stuff, they will plan for motorists. Who will wait for no-one unless you hold a gun to their head  ::-).
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