At our monthly Cyclox talk earlier this year Iraj Maghounaki told us about his ride from Oxford to Tehran in 2021, raising money for Oxfordshire Mind. He felt it was important that he connected his effort to a good cause.
Temple Cowley, Church Cowley and Florence Park Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), were implemented in spring 2021. They cover most of Cowley. The aim of the scheme is to design streets to make it safer, easier and more pleasant to walk, cycle or (post-Covid) to take the bus for short local trips.
My partner and I have been in Oxford for just over 2 years. Before that we lived in Bath. One of the reasons for moving to Oxford was that there is at least some infrastructure for cycling here and the city is mostly on the flat.