15 12 Cyclox Circular

Cyclox Circular December 2015

Urgent – petition to improve Hythe Bridge St junction
Pratima Mitchell is running a petition so that she can speak to the county council about the unsafe cycle refuge in the middle of the junction at the bottom of George Street.  She needs 100 signatures by 7th December to go ahead, so please sign and share!

Annual General Meeting
The business of the AGM was dealt with promptly to a full house who were mainly there  to hear Carlton Reid talk about the reasons cycling grows in some countries and not others.  It was a stimulating discussion, and a challenge for Oxford campaigners to engage effectively with politicians emphasising the positive aspects of cycling.

Oxford Cycle Shorts Film Competition
Jake Backus inspired people to make over 20 films for the competition – they are viewable on our website on the short film competition page.  Entries have now closed and the judging will be by Olympic cyclist ad Policy Advisor to British Cycling Chris Boardman, BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz, Guardian journalist and writer Carlton Reid, and Cyclox Chair Simon Hunt.  Our plan is to show them in a local cinema at the prize-giving.

Cyclox Co-ordinator – Work opportunity!
We are looking for a freelance editor / administrator, to support Cyclox and its committee to achieve our objectives of improving conditions for people who cycle, supporting our members, and generally playing its role in the city more effectively.  Please see the advert and role.  Closing date is 11th December.

Traffic problems in North Oxford
The next North Area Forum will be on Thursday 3rd December at 7.15pm at the North Oxford Association Community Centre.  The topic for discussion will be traffic and transport with officers from Oxfordshire County Council providing an update on current and future plans for roadworks in the North Oxford area.

It was Cyclox wot won it!
Well everyone else seems to be claiming the Eurostar U-turn as their triumph so why shouldn’t we?  The good news is that Eurostar will continue to take bikes in their native shape rather than dismantled and boxed which is a triumph for the ordinary amateur cycle tourer.

Imagine Oxford like this!
Gothenburg has made bike delivery its default method for city centre shops and wonderful human powered vehicles are proliferating as a result. Here are a few examples.