Botley Road, Oxford Named one of UK’s Most Dangerous For Cyclists

Botely Road in Oxford has been named one of the most dangerous roads for cyclists in the UK. 

Sustrans, who lobbie the government for improvements to the national cycling network, have flagged the road as an ‘accident blackspot’.

Botely Road in Oxford has been named one of the most dangerous roads for cyclists in the UK. 

Sustrans, who lobbie the government for improvements to the national cycling network, have flagged the road as an ‘accident blackspot’.

Cycling campaign group Cyclox have now also come forward and expressed their concern for the area explaining that cyclists were “taking their lives into their hands” when they pedalled along the road. 

National Cycle Network manage Martyn Brunt said: “Cyclists have to give way on shared use paths at multiple intersections, culminating in an accident blackspot at the railway bridge and a six-lane motorway outside the station.”

A spokesperson from Cyclox also added, “It is not pleasant, particularly as you go under the bridge.”

“At the moment there is no way to get across Frideswide Square without feeling you are taking your life into your own hands.”

Cyclists of Oxford can remain hopeful though as this month Oxford City Council confirmed that it would spend £300,000 to improve cycling facilities over the next four years.