Bicester’s burgeoning bike deliveries

Small and independent shops in Bicester have not had it easy in recent years, the number of empty sites along Sheep Street and elsewhere in town is testament to our changing buying habits. Big out of town sites, like Tesco, and the near unstoppable growth of internet shopping has seen us turn our backs onContinue reading “Bicester’s burgeoning bike deliveries”

Interested, but concerned : Is a ‘Bike Users Group’ only for people who cycle?

The author of a comment on social media suggested that should any ‘keen cyclists’ be living in Bicester then they should check out BicesterBUG. Although I welcome any positive support, the idea that BicesterBUG is primarily for existing cyclists, let alone keen ones, jarred with our goal of getting more people cycling in Bicester. InContinue reading “Interested, but concerned : Is a ‘Bike Users Group’ only for people who cycle?”

Symmetry Park Consultation Response

To view and comment on the full planning application please refer to the Cherwell Planning Portal Below is Bicester Bike Users’ Group response from 21 December 2020 Planning Application 20/03404/F : Symmetry Park 21 December 2020 1. INTRODUCTION Given the location of this development, the applicant rightly recognises that the site ought to be used forContinue reading “Symmetry Park Consultation Response”

Town Centre plans, suppressed demand and unlocking cycling in Bicester

The following email was sent on the 19th December 2020 following the Stakeholder Meeting held by Oxfordshire County Council to discuss Emergency Active Travel Fund plans for Bicester Town Centre. Cllr Michael Waine represents Bicester Town Division, where most of EATF plans are proposed. To: “Michael Waine” <michael.waine@oxfordshire.gov.uk> Cc: “Paul Troop” <paul@bicesterbug.org>, “Rick Hughes” <rick@bicesterbug.org> DearContinue reading “Town Centre plans, suppressed demand and unlocking cycling in Bicester”

Pioneer Roundabout Consultation Response

To view and comment on the full planning application please refer to the Cherwell Planning Portal Below is Bicester Bike Users’ Group response from 24 August 2020 Interim Submissions on Pioneer Roundabout Planning Application 20/01830/F 24 August 2020 1. SUMMARY The current roundabout design is problematic in that it is grossly over capacity for motorContinue reading “Pioneer Roundabout Consultation Response”