A key stretch of canal towpath in Oxford has been resurfaced to allow cyclists and walkers to get around the city safely as part of a £158,000 project.
The stretch between Walton Well Road and Aristotle Lane to the north of the city was branded ‘rocky and a danger’ prior to the work, according to the Oxford Mail.
Funded by Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the Canal and River Trust, the path has been re-laid with fresh tarmac, which councillors hope will allow people to ‘enjoy the tranquility’ of the area.
Andy Chivers, of city cycling group Cyclox, told the Mail: “Cyclox is delighted that this important mixed use route has been resurfaced.
“The canal is a great place for families to cycle and enables lovely quiet off-road routes.”
“We recognise that the canal towpath has a lot of walkers as well, so we anticipate cyclists will need to keep to modest speeds and would encourage commuters to use the Kingston Road alternative.”