Botley Road


Botley Road

Botley Road is the main arterial road into Oxford, England from the west. It stretches between Botley, on the Oxford Ring Road (A34) to the west of the city, and Oxford railway station, close to central Oxford.

The road passes Osney. A number of large out-of-town shopping stores line the route, including Toys R Us, Currys, Argos, MFI, Halfords and others. The road is designated the A420. It becomes West Way to the west. To the east past the station it becomes Park End Street. Oxpens Road leads off to the south at this junction. Along its route are a number of bridges, as it passes over various parts of the River Thames.

Tributary streets as well as most of the road between the railway station and the Beaumont cat hospital are mostly residential, and are flanked by two large parks (Botley Park, adjacent to West Oxford Community Centre, and Osney Mead, towards an industrial estate). The Botley Road is an important bus and commuter route to Oxford from Cumnor, and Seacourt Park and Ride is located near the junction with the A34.

Eastbound, it has a bus lane from the ring road until just before Osney Island, at which point there is a set of bus advancement traffic lights. It has cycle lanes in both directions.

Quotation

:"Welcome to Carbon MonOxford!" — On an advertising hoarding on the Botley Road, 1992 [http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oxinfo/guide/subsection3_11_1.html] .

External links

* [http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/info/west_oxford.html West Oxford]


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