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There is a bus turning and waiting area at the end of Fermi Avenue, opposite the entrance to MRC. Buses are supposed to wait there until their scheduled departure time to avoid this situation i.e. blocking the road and this has been working OK. It looks like this particular driver did not know about this procedure.
The A34 ‘Bridge to Berkshire’ Path is a live project and we posted the following update was in HarBUG newsletter in February:
Highways England have reviewed the proposal for the path from the A34 Chilton Interchange to the West Ilsley Interchange with Kier, the design consultants. They have agreed for the project to go to the next stage. This is good news, although it is still a long way from getting the final go ahead. The next stage is negotiations with landowners and we know that this can stop a project.
I have asked Kier for a further update ahead of the HarBUG AGM on Wed October 9th. Come along to the AGM to get the latest on this project and other cycle projects in the Science Vale.
Note: If you are signing up for the Campus Bikes with Donkey Republic you will need to use your work email as the account name otherwise the Campus Bikes won’t show up on the app.
The HarBUG response to the Icknield Way Access Restriction consultation is available on the HarBUG website home page.
Please respond to this consultation as we expect objections to the proposal by motor vehicle off road groups (4x4s and trail riders).
The consultation ends on Friday 13th September.
Also don’t forget the Oxfordshire cycling survey which closes this Friday (6th September).
We are looking for ride leaders for Wantage and Grove for next week’s Campus Cycle to Work Day. If you are a regular cyclist and would like to help encourage others to try and cycle to work please volunteer to lead a group from either Grove or Wantage. Both groups meet and combine into one group at Wantage.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or for more information.
The latest (Feb 2019) on the A34 ‘Bridge to Berkshire’ path is that Highways England have reviewed the proposal with Kier, the design consultants, and have agreed for the project to go to the next stage. This is good news, although it is still a long way from getting the final go ahead. The next stage is negotiations with landowners and we know that this can stop a project.
Hot off the press news – tomorrow at the Cycle to Work Day breakfast we can reveal draft drawings for the new Campus to Wantage cycle path. Come along to have a look and give feedback.
The weather forecast tomorrow is dry but cold, so ideal for a hot bacon (or veg) bap and tea or coffee. Enjoy your cycle to the Campus and see you at the pavilion.
HarBUG ChairNovember 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm in reply to: Improving Transport for Didcot and the Surrounding Area #3800
The post has been updated with the proposed HarBUG response to the Didcot road schemes. Please have a look, if you have any comments the email at email@example.com
A gentle reminder, please email your County Councillor and ask them to support the motion for the Council to support cycling and active travel.
The motion is being put to the Council on Tuesday so please don’t delay contacting your Councillor.
Apologies for not sending this sooner, I have been on leave.
HarBUG has received an email from Gallagher Estates stating that they are unable to allow access across to Bury Lane for cyclists. They have requested that the signs should be respected and not to cycle on the tracks across the field.
Gallaghers have stated that they are liaising with Highways England on a potential new path.
I will let Highways England and Kier know that we no longer have a route we can use south of the Campus, it may help our case for building the path.
In the meantime, please do not cycle across the field, we will be relying on the landowner to sell some land to Highways England for any new path and, as we know, landowners can be difficult and scupper projects if they want to.
Hi, the land / field in front of the school is private land owned by Harwell Campus (UKAEA) and there are signs on the perimeter hedge stating that there is no public right of way. The lady with the dog has no right to walk her dog and is legally trespassing.
There are no rights for the public to cycle on the land either, however you are not public, you are working on the Harwell Campus and you are using Harwell Campus land to get to and from the …..Harwell Campus.
We (campus cyclists) don’t have any rights to cycle on that land and the Campus could fence it off or build on it as they wish but using it to get to work is a reasonable use in the meantime.
It may be worth politely pointing out those facts to the lady with the dog but I have a feeling it will fall on deaf ears.
Another point to be careful of is that, in the past, UKAEA have fenced off and blocked access to land if there is any talk of access rights or rights of way etc.
Keep riding on the land unless Harwell Campus tell you / us otherwise.
Yes, HarBUG put in a bid for a new Campus to Wantage cycle route from a £5m Science Vale Cycle Infrastructure grant. The County Council have been working on the route but, as usual, landowner issues are the sticking point.
We should be able to give more information soon, come to the A.G.M. to find out more.
Kevin W – HarBUG Chair.
Good news, the Wantage Road cycle lane scheme was approved by the County Council today. There now follows a period for detailed design followed by construction.
The farm track across to Bury Lane from Upper Farm Road has no public rights of way. It is private land.
A HarBUG member did speak to the farmer about HarBUG cyclists using the track to avoid having to use the A34. He was happy for us to use the track, for cycling, but there was no formal agreement.
The farmer has had problems with illegal Hare coursing in the fields and does not want walkers and especially those with dogs on the track.
My guess is that with the new houses that have been built on Chilton Fields, residents have assumed that this track is a right of way and have been using it as such. The farmer is re-asserting his rights as landowner, he has also put up signs saying ‘Private Property, Keep Out’.
This is not a good result for HarBUG and we may need to speak to the farmer again to see if he is still willing to allow us to cycle across.October 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm in reply to: On-line Cycling Survey: Highway Incidents affecting Cyclists – September 2015 to August 2017 #3516
This survey for Highway incidents affecting cyclists has been extended to the 5th November. Please have a look at the questionnaire and help shape the roadworks teams future priorities w.r.t. cycling in Oxfordshire.