Fears roundabout might to discourage Didcot cyclists


Cyclists are livid as a result of a five-arm ‘mega’ roundabout has been proposed on a Didcot improvement in Valley Park that would see greater than 4,000 new houses constructed.

The Harwell Bicycle Customers group (HarBUG) worry the roundabout will go away cyclists and pedestrians feeling ‘cut-off’.

The ‘mega’ roundabout is to be constructed on the primary biking commuter route from Didcot and Didcot Parkway to the Harwell Campus. The County Council had designated it a premium cycle route as a part of the Science Vale Cycle Community which has just lately attracted Authorities funding, to encourage extra biking.

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Companies on the Harwell Campus have additionally raised reservations in regards to the roundabout as they’ve been encouraging sustainable journey, investing in cycle infrastructure like showers and altering services and cycle restore stands.

Kevin Wilkinson, chair of HarBUG stated: “Now we have seen how massive roundabouts deter folks from biking and strolling, while encouraging quick driving. Foxhall Highway Roundabout on Station Highway and the Energy Station Roundabout, each in Didcot, are good examples of this.”

Mr Wilkinson added: “A extra acceptable design can be a compact roundabout or perhaps a ‘Dutch’ fashion roundabout for this junction, it could permit all journey modes to make use of the junction while sustaining the projected capability.”

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