Month: October 2021

20mph is good for everyone

By Alison Hill

Speed kills. The risks of injury and death when a cyclist or pedestrian is hit by a vehicle increases the faster the vehicle is travelling. A pedestrian hit at 40mph has a 31% chance of being of being killed; at 30mph that risk goes down to 7%: and at 20mph the risk is very low. One of the simplest and easiest ways to reduce injury to people who walk and cycle is to reduce the speed limit to 20mph. 

Me and my bike: Patricia Logullo

By Patricia Logullo

I came to Oxford as a University employee in 2018 and fell in love with the city. I am from the biggest, most polluted Brazilian city, São Paulo. There, I needed to go everywhere by car — I was lucky enough to afford one — but I always wanted to walk and cycle more.

Dr Bike

By Kathryn McNicoll

Since the New Year, we have accepted a few more donated bikes for key workers and handed out perhaps 20 more. However, our attention has turned to Dr Bike sessions as a way of reaching out to cyclists and potential cyclists in different parts of Oxford.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cycling Champion

By Councillor Andrew Gant

A few years ago, Park Lane in central London had four lanes of cars noisily coughing north on its western carriageway. Now there is just one. The road space freed up forms part of a transformational network of cycle and active travel infrastructure. That’s the kind of vision we need for Oxfordshire.