WHAT would it take to double the capacity of one of Oxford’s oldest and most celebrated bits of cycling infrastructure? A private finance initiative scheme, perhaps? Some Section 106 funding? How about an EU grant?
WITH the school run accounting for 20 per cent of congestion, and issues around air quality and safety around the school gate – tackling the use of the private car for the school run must be a priority.
LAST Friday I went to the Oxford Friends of the Earth meeting on Climate Change and Transport. The Wesley Memorial church was full, a great display of the energy and commitment to tackling climate change.
I’VE an apology to make. Riding east on The High, a few afternoons ago, outside the Covered Market, I was behind a couple of other riders and we were all blocked behind a bus.
EVER wondered how successful cycling schemes get started, how local authorities plan and fund cycling infrastructure, why people change their behaviour to take up cycling, or how to ensure that streets are designed for all people?
It’s been a week of high drama for those who take an interest in road safety and cycling. Charlie Alliston’s trial and his sentencing for ‘wanton and furious driving’ was followed swiftly by the government announcing that they would look into new le…