Local Liberal Democrats are running a campaign to get Walton Street resurfaced, which for too long has been in very poor condition. They would also like the council to work with residents to draw up plans to make the road more cycle-friendly.
Commenting, local resident and campaigner Conor McKenzie said:
“Given the fairly heavy use of Walton Street, it is pretty shocking that it has gone so long without proper repair.
“The road is now riddled with potholes which can be very dangerous for cyclists who are already weaving around to avoid cars and pedestrians on this busy street.
“It’s time we comprehensively resurface Walton Street, as well as others in Jericho, and look into what traffic-calming measures can be used to make the street more pedestrian- and cycle-friendly.”
Many have already shared their views in the Jericho Cycle Survey. If you haven’t yet, you can here: Conor.OxonLibDems.uk/Cycle-Survey
Following concerns from many local residents, Walton Street is due to be resurfaced in two parts during July.
The road has been left in a very tired condition for many years now, riddled with potholes.
The disruption will likely look like this:
- Monday 15th to Friday 19th: St Bernard's Road to Jericho Street
- Monday 22nd to Friday 2nd: Jericho Street to Beaumont Street
You can see the diversions here.
I'm really happy to see this. It's been long overdue and something that I've been working hard with Liberal Democrat councillors to make sure happened soon.
This would have been a great opportunity to make the street more cycle-friendly, but nevertheless it's something we will continue to work on.
Local residents and Liberal Democrat campaigners, Conor McKenzie and Ruvi Ziegler, are campaigning to get Walton Street comprehensively repaired as a priority.