Saturday, September 30, 2023

Volunteers Needed to Collect Data for Oxford Streets Pop-up Project

Photo Courtesy Bike Ole Miss
Photo Courtesy Bike Ole Miss

The City of Oxford Pathways Commission and the UM Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee are working together to implement Oxford’s first-ever temporary complete streets pop-up project. The Board of Aldermen approved the project at their last meeting.

The project calls for a section of University Avenue, between 5th Street and Grove Loop, to be temporarily transformed during the month of July with hopes of better accommodating all users of the road. Plans include the addition of two five-foot bike lanes, reducing four travel lanes to two and adding one turning lane and adding two to three pedestrian islands or crosswalks near St. John’s Catholic Church and the Ole Miss music building.

“The goal of this project is to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians while also reducing motor vehicle traffic speeds,” said Pathways Commission Chair Kate Kellum.” The $4,000 project is funded through donations and matching funds from Oxford Cycling and the UM Office of Sustainability. To date, $3,000 has been raised.

Volunteers are collecting data and looking at temporary configuration. Configuration is scheduled to be placed at 5:30 p.m. on June 30.

To volunteer to collect data for the project, click here.

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