Over 100 new cycle racks have been installed in Oxford, providing more cycle parking.

Oxford City Council has invested in 133 new cycle racks, and this will provide 266 additional parking spaces for cyclists across the city.

Of the 133 new racks, 76 are on public land and a further 57 are being installed on private land through the ‘ParkThatBike’ scheme, which sees free bike racks installed in publicly accessible areas.

Oxford Mail: Cyclists cycling into the city centreCyclists cycling into the city centre (Image: Tejvan Pettinger)

This announcement has come in time for ‘Bike Week’, an annual celebration of cycling, which falls between 5 June and 11 June.

Louise Upton, city councillor and cabinet member for planning and healthier communities, said: “This Bike Week we are delighted to announce the arrival of over 100 new bike racks in Oxford, providing space for over 200 bikes.

“We want to encourage more people to cycle wherever possible, and to do this we are providing facilities to securely park their bikes close to local businesses and facilities.

“Especially in bike week, I am looking forward to seeing cyclists using the new racks throughout the city.”

The new bike racks on public land have been installed at locations across the city including:

  • Banbury Road
  • Beaumont Street  
  • Castle Street 
  • Divinity Road  
  • Cowley Road
  • Frideswide Square
  • Old Marston Road
  • Penny Farthing Place
  • Queen Street
  • Rose Hill
  • St Aldates Police Station
  • St Giles’
  • Woodstock Road

The funding for the installations have come from around £50,000 of capital funding, which was provided by the city council.