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Map showing the route of Marston Meadow cycle track

All the best bike paths lead to Marston

By Andy Chivers

If you like riding a bike then the best place to live in Oxford is Marston. Three of the finest cycle paths in the city take you to Marston and all three have Marston in their names

Cycle-path diversion through University Parks

By Alison Hill

The Marston cycle-path bridges across the River Cherwell were built more than 30 years ago. Both are in urgent need of repair, and are now being worked on. The County Council has negotiated with the university and the University Parks management to allow people on bikes to cross the river at the Rainbow Bridge

Cycle hangars arrive in Oxford

By Alison Hill  

On 17 August three bike hangars arrived in Jericho: one in Cranham Street, one in Nelson Street and one in Great Clarendon Street. This followed a consultation lasting a month. They are the first hangars to be installed in Oxford. 

The magic of a bicycle mirror

By Andy Chivers

Cycling in traffic requires confidence, careful steering and full awareness of vehicles around you. The backward look is a skill not all cyclists have, which is why a mirror is such a good idea.

Hi, I’m Lucy

By Lucy Giuliano

I started as Cyclox’s new Campaigns Director last month. I’m thrilled to have joined Cyclox at an exciting time for cycling in Oxford as we continue to call for safer streets for all. As my new role covers a range of responsibilities, I thought it would be helpful to share more about my background and my focus.

20 mph: popular and life-saving

By Alison Hill

Following the narrow Conservative victory in the Uxbridge by-election, attributed to the public’s concern about ULEZ, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said he is considering banning councils from imposing 20 mph. This would be a way of demonstrating that he is on the side of motorists.

Community getting more people to ‘RIDE!’

By Imade Edosomwan and Annette Pattinson

Hassan Sabrie is one of the directors of Oxford Community Action (OCA), a community organisation based in Blackbird Leys. He’s a recent convert to the joys of cycling – an enthusiasm he’s working hard to share with the rest of his local community.

Back on my bike

By Jane Buekett

In the early spring I had an unfortunate encounter with the stone tiles of my kitchen floor and found myself with a broken arm. ‘No driving for at least 6 weeks, no cycling for 12’, the minor injuries medic said, as he wrapped my arm in warm wet plaster and cheerfully pointed out the ‘many challenges’ I would now face.

The right to drive?

By Ian Loader

For over 60 years, cities have been dominated by the car. Oxfordshire County Council’s proposals to reduce traffic in our city – using LTNs, congestion-charging and traffic filters – have been portrayed as an attack on cherished liberties. Critics claim they will ‘trap’ residents in their neighbourhoods and curtail people’s right to drive where they see fit.

‘Cycle County Active County’ comes to Oxford

By Robin Tucker and Alison Hill

Six hundred people gathered in Oxford on 5 and 6 July for the UK’s biggest annual conference on enabling healthy and active travel. It’s called Cycle County Active County 2023, but it covers much more than cycling, and looks at cities as well as counties.