Oxford and Cambridge could become the UK’s first true cycling cities

by Bicycle NewsJuly 1, 20180 comments

Both cities are seeking ways to transport expanding populations without impacting their historic centres, yet the simplest solution is staring them in the face

Sometimes politics really does overlook the obvious, and there’s a fine example just now in those two great centres of clear thinking and clogged traffic, , , , ,,000 new homes are planned in and around them over the next decade or so. But first you have to plan how to transport all the new people, and none of the usual answers works.

Even if new roadbuilding were an answer in any city, it can’t be in these two. Their historic centres are inviolable, their electorates implacable. Gone, , are the days when plans could be drawn up for a new highway through Christ Church Meadow. More buses? Both cities’ centres are already choked with them. Metros? Vastly expensive and disruptive, , and couldn’t hope to serve most of the journeys people will need to make.

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