TWO transport schemes were approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for transport yesterday.
They are a cycle scheme to link the Harwell science campus with Harwell village, and road humps and a puffin crossing in Middleton Stoney Road, Bicester.
David Nimmo Smith approved the schemes at his monthly delegated decisions meeting.
Plans for the Bicester scheme were drawn up because of the 1,585-home Kingsmere development to the south-west of the town. It will mean that 16 pairs of speed cushions will be installed along the road off Vendee Drive and the work would be funded by developers.
Mark Kemp, the council’s deputy director for economy and environment, said: “Extensive experience of similar calming measures in Oxfordshire in a wide range of environments have showed good levels of speed reduction and improved safety at locations where there was a prior accident problem.”
Meanwhile it is hoped that the cycle scheme will encourage employees at the Harwell campus to travel to work on two wheels rather than four.
It means a new roundabout will be created on the A417, while the Winnaway bridleway will be resurfaced and a shared use path will be created along the A4185.
This will be funded by the local enterprise partnership’s growing places fund.
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