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September 21, 2012

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end.

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end. The construction, which is part of Oxford’s Pathways Projects, will result in new bike paths on College Hill Road and is predicted to be finished by next week, according to Reanna G. Mayoral, assistant city engineer. Work began on the path in June with a six-week shutdown of traffic to replace a box culvert.

August 30, 2012

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

August 29, 2012

Aside from the green line, pedestrians and cyclists face many difficulties crossing Highway 6. With a growing number of students living south along Old Taylor Road, the lack of a suitable crossing point on either of the nearby overpasses (Old Taylor and Coliseum Drive) places pedestrians and cyclists to face either of the bridges and the dangers therein.
The difficulty is that this stretch across the bridge leaves a paltry space between the pedestrian and a thirty-foot drop down to Highway 6.

June 13, 2012

The construction on Molly Barr road, which will improve the safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, is almost complete. 

 
The construction on Molly Barr road, which will improve the safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, is almost complete. 

November 17, 2011

After being put on hold for three years, the Oxford Pathways Project is back on track and ready to add over 11 miles of bike lanes to Oxford streets at a cost of $2.5 million.

 

After being put on hold for three years, the Oxford Pathways Project is back on track and ready to add over 11 miles of bike lanes to Oxford streets at a cost of $2.5 million.

The second phase of the Oxford Pathways will begin construction in January 2012.  

At the Nov. 15 Board of Alderman meeting, the Aldermen approved D. Carroll Construction Co. with the lowest bids. The company plans to have the project completed by Spring 2013.

October 24, 2011

The city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi are making dedicated efforts to make the roads safer and to promote a green initiative. 

 

The city of Oxford and the University of Mississippi are making dedicated efforts to make the roads safer and to promote a green initiative. 

The Oxford Pathways Commission has helped facilitate the planning, creation and enhancement of bike and pedestrian routes throughout the city.

“We hope that each improvement to infrastructure helps new cyclists and pedestrians feel confident enough to bike and walk more frequently through the city of Oxford,” Kate Kellum, a Pathways Commission member, said.

August 25, 2011

The Oxford Pathways Commission has almost transformed the local community into a cyclist-friendly haven but has now run into a wall. 

 

The Oxford Pathways Commission has almost transformed the local community into a cyclist-friendly haven but has now run into a wall. 

June 6, 2011

 

The University of Mississippi campus is known for the rolling hills and historic buildings, but these physical aspects can be more of a burden than a blessing for some students.

According to the office of Student Disability Services, there are eight to 10 students registered as having to use a wheelchair or mobility device. This does not include individuals who are not registered through the university.

August 26, 2010

 

The Oxford Pathways Commission is preparing to begin the bidding process for their new contractors and construction phase of the project. 

 

The Oxford Pathways Commission is preparing to begin the bidding process for their new contractors and construction phase of the project.