Cycle lanes on Headington Road

Two directions

This picture shows the pavement cycle lane outside Headington Junior School on 7 March 2007. Until this date, the cycle symbols all faced one way, intimating that it might be a good idea to cycle only in one direction, namely west, on this side, and to use the cycle lanes on the other side of the road to go eastwards. (It is impossible to enforce unidirectional cycling on pavement cycle lanes, as they are outside the scope of the law.)

On 6 March 2007 the county council removed the one-way cycling symbols and painted new ones facing in both directions, thereby endorsing two-way cycling on the pavement in this area. There are also give-way lines for cyclists travelling both east and west.

Cycle lanes meet

© Stephanie Jenkins


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