Month: November 2021

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

By Andy Chivers

Winter approaches, and with it the inescapable seasonal songs in praise of white Christmases. Cyclists may feel differently and cold weather is generally a big turn off for many. Paradoxically, commuting by bike when the weather is bad gives you even more benefit because the traffic is more gummed up than usual and those travelling by bike will be even further ahead of the jam.

Woodstock Road Improvements

By Alison Hill

The Woodstock Road in Oxford is a beautiful long road with fine old Victorian houses on the southern end, and shaded by trees lining the roadside and overhanging from gardens and playing fields. But as with all our main roads into the city, it is blighted by long traffic queues morning and evening, creating jams, rat-running through residential streets, pollution and noise.

The Oxford ‘Cycling City’ Signs

By Jake Backus

Every so often someone complains, quotes or holds up the Oxford ‘Cycling City’ signs as if they are a declaration of an achievement, some sort of fake news and an unsubstantiated affirmation. Oxford is clearly not a nirvana for people to cycle, so why make the claim?

Is Oxford better for cycling than we think?

By Andy Chivers

own hometown is full of examples of poor design and poor decisions while other places have been braver and more imaginative in making cycling and walking attractive.

The humble bike can fight climate change

By Alison Hill

It is difficult to miss the fact that the UK is hosting COP26 climate conference. Midway through the climate conference is the Global Day of Action (Saturday 6th November) where large numbers of people will be taking to the streets to make their voices heard in many different ways.