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Petition calls for cars to be banned from parts of Oxford

Plea comes after student was killed earlier this month

Following the death of cyclist Claudia Comberti earlier this month, a petition has been launched requesting a ban on private cars and motorbikes in certain parts of Oxford.

Comberti was killed after she was struck by a bus while cycling on Botley Road on May 9. Her death resulted in hundreds of cyclists taking to the streets to call for safer roads in the city.

Comberti was a student at the University of Oxford and a petition has now been launched, calling on it to request improvements that will help protect cyclists.

“The University is the dominant force in this city and gives a huge amount to it. It is in a strong position to ask for changes. And only through material changes can we prevent the loss of yet another life.”

The petition makes four requests:

  1. No private cars or motorbikes within the area of town bounded by central University and college property
  2. Clearly marked and wide cycle lanes on all major roads throughout the Oxford area
  3. Physical barriers, such as kerbs, between cycle and vehicle lanes
  4. Greater investment and publicity for cycle safety courses

To sign the petition, click here.

At the time of writing, it had attracted over 2,700 signatures.

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