THE COUNCIL has encouraged everyone affected by plans for improved cycle routes to 'keep talking'.

Oxfordshire County Council opened a public consultation for a so-called ‘cycle quickway’ scheme, which would see wider cycle lanes created and more 20mph limits on routes into the city centre.

To accommodate the plans, however, almost 650 parking spaces to be lost leading to anger from some residents.

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Responding to the complaints, a council spokesperson said: "These proposals form part of a wider programme of measures designed to make cycling across the city quicker and safer for everyone.

"Our ongoing consultation will help us to ensure our plans meet these objectives, and feedback from residents and road users is a vital part of that process.

"The consultation survey is available on our website for people to have their say, and we are holding a number of drop-in sessions this week to gather further feedback on specific questions.

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"We encourage all those affected to keep talking to us as we move these plans forward."

A series of online Q&A about the quickways will be held by the council over the next week, including on October 5, 6, 7 and 10.

Please email to register for a session.