Campaigns

We want safe streets for all – now

Our campaign focus is to create safer, better and more welcoming streets for all road users. We are calling for Vision Zero to be implemented by 2030.

Vision Zero means a future where no-one is killed or seriously injured on Oxford’s roads. It is a strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

Traffic deaths are seen as an inevitable part of our current transport system. Serious crashes are described as ‘accidents’. But these life-changing tragedies are preventable.

Have your say on safer streets

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) wants to know what you think of their draft Vision Zero Strategy.

We believe their strategy could be stronger. To amplify our voice and advocate for better, we are asking our supporters to please complete OCC’s consultation survey.

To make it easy for you to contribute, we’ve prepared simple and quick guidance for you to use.

The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 10 March.

What we are campaigning for

High-quality protected cycle lanes to reduce conflicts with motor vehicles. This is most important for HGVs, which cause a  disproportionate number of serious cycling crashes.

Safe junctions and crossings for people walking and cycling. These are the points where deaths and serious injuries are most likely to happen.

A 20 mph speed limit across the city to reduce the number of road casualties and severity of injuries.

Safety standards for HGVs coming into the city. We want all HGV drivers to be trained in safe urban driving. And we want their vehicles to comply with the latest direct-vision standards.

Fewer car trips to make roads safer for walking and cycling. We need to replace or remove half the current car trips in Oxford by 2030.