Month: March 2024

Hythe Bridge Street in Oxford with queue of cars heading west nose to tail. Pedestrians in large numbers on the pavements

‘Doing something’ about Oxford’s transport

By Zuhura Plummer

When it comes to Oxford’s traffic, everyone agrees there is a problem. I have yet to meet someone who loves sitting on a stationary A34, or enjoys their car filling with fumes from the car in front while crawling along at 5 mph. What should be done about this problem?

Screen shot of Google street view showing dual carriageway with one car and a red traffic cone

What can we learn from David Brain’s death?

By Ian Loader

At 18.40 on 24 February David Brain, 54, was killed by a collision with a car while cycling on Frieze Way in Kidlington. He was riding towards the A44 roundabout when he was struck by a silver VW Golf. He died at the scene as a result of his injuries. This was another preventable death on Oxfordshire’s roads, a further grim indicator of our county’s road safety crisis.