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Marston Ferry Road Cycle Track Petition

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We the undersigned petition Oxfordshire County Council to paint a single white dividing line down the middle of the cycle track along the Marston Ferry Road, Marston, Oxford to encourage responsible cycling and feel strongly that this includes not hogging the entire width of the track for one-way traffic. We believe that given the high volume in usage this is an essential safety measure.

The cycle tracks in Marston are vital in connecting the neighbourhood to North Oxford and connecting Summertown to the JR Hospital and easing congestion. The busy Marston Ferry Road cycle track provides a fast and safe route.

Over 73% of nearly 1,800 secondary school students at The Cherwell School travel to school by bike or on foot. Many of these students use the Marston Ferry Road track each day to travel to school independently and sustainably.

This route is also used substantially by commuters and could be used even further to alleviate car congestion on the Marston Ferry road if it was made safer.

The cycle track is also used for leisure purposes including Headington Road runners, Roller-skiing and various cycling clubs.

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