Pedestrian access to the Garden Quarter and Caversfield is set to become much safer thanks to a comprehensive works scheme that starts today.
Improvements include a new toucan crossing on Buckingham Road plus road resurfacing on the approach to the crossing to prevent skidding, enhancements to street lighting, signage and drainage, a new section of shared pathway to provide better access to the bus stop outside Bicester Motion, and new uncontrolled road crossing points at the roundabout and from Bicester Motion across Skimmingdish Lane. Upgraded bus shelters, real-time bus information displays, and new cycle racks next to the bus stops are also included.
Local Councillors have supported the works which are being funded by Section 106 contributions from Bicester Motion.
Donna Ford, Conservative County Council candidate for Bicester North in the local elections being held on 6 May, said: “It is important that the residents of the Garden Quarter and Caversfield are well-connected to Bicester and vice versa but the A4421 is an increasingly busy stretch of road. It is fantastic therefore that these works will not only better connect communities but also improve safety for pedestrians and those who use the bus network. Our thanks to Bicester Motion funding them."