New Cycling Champion backs residents getting on their bikes

He has been tasked with promoting cycling across the District as a healthy and sustainable form of transport as well as listening to the needs of other cyclists.

“We need someone to ensure cyclists are properly looked after and take responsibility to ensure their issues are handled effectively,” he said.

Cllr Levy has cycled all his life and was part of the Cyclox pressure group in Oxford. One area he has been working on is ensuring the A40 cycle track is fit for purpose before and after the new park and ride is built.

He will also be working with Oxfordshire County Council as the highways authority to ensure cyclists are given priority on new and existing roads with adequate parking provision, particularly in town centres.

New housing developments will also be priorities for Cllr Levy ensuring provision is made for cyclists.

Other areas will include promoting the District as a cycling destination for tourists, highlighting routes that may not be widely known while he will personally be encouraging his fellow councillors to set an example and cycle as much as possible.

Cllr Levy added: “Ultimately cycling is a healthy and effective form of transport and by getting more people on their bikes we can make a real difference to our communities and the environment.”

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