If you have noticed the work going on near Eynsham on the north side of the A40, you will probably know that this is the new Park and Ride under construction. This aerial photo shows the site compound, cleared ground and a wheel wash (helping to keep mud off the road).
OCC say that the 850-space park and ride, "will help improve congestion [presumably meaning by reducing it]on the A40 and provide regular and reliable public transport services into Oxford." A new roundabout will make it easy to access from either direction on the A40.
There will be 24-hour security, dedicated cycle storage, public toilets and electric vehicle parking bays. The site will be accessible 24 hours a day and is designed for easy use with dedicated access and exit routes. We are told that improved bus and cycle lanes on the A40 will also make the journey into the city quicker.
The proposed park and ride combines existing bus services to/from Eynsham, Witney and Carterton as well as new services providing direct connections to a range of destinations in and around Oxford.
This is what the site is supposed to look like when completed.
Construction is due to be completed by October this year. It is not yet clear when the Park and Ride will be open for use.
(Information from OCC)