A county councillor has warned drivers can expect “many more tickets” following the introduction of the quickways scheme.

Segregated cycle lanes, referred to as quickways, are being introduced in the city by Oxfordshire County Council after the £1.2 million project was approved in January.

The new cycle routes will aim to provide quicker routes for people to access the city, with cyclists possibly reaching a ‘continuous speed’ of 20mph.

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However, it will result in the loss of over 500 parking spaces, most of which are in East Oxford.

Labour councillor Damian Haywood, who represents Iffley Fields and St Mary's, took to Twitter this morning to blast poor parking by drivers and warned they will face tickets under the scheme.

Mr Haywood was responding to an image shared by Twitter account Badly Parked Oxford of a car blocking the pavement on Woodstock Road.

Lib Dem councillor for Summertown Katherine Miles said “pavement parking is unacceptable” and hoped the “county council can use technology to improve enforcement against pavement parking. The Dutch approach is worth exploring  @AndrewGant3”.

To this, Mr Haywood wrote: “In the example above it is already ticketable. It is an offence to park either side of a DYL, irrespective of the pavement. Expect much more of this and many more tickets with the quickways.”

The decision to implement the scheme was made by councillor Tim Bearder, the former cabinet member for highways management on January 27.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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