I KNOW that all through this long winter our weekly 500 words did nothing for you – we extolled the virtues of cycling for transport, fun, health and environment, but you were unmoved.
WHAT do you wear when you are on your bike? Are you in the ‘wear whatever you would anyway’ camp – as modelled by the Dutch and Danes, or the full high-viz, helmeted and gloved rider with Lycra leggings and cleated shoes?
I HAVE cycled since I was a child, and used my bike for transport consistently since then. In the last few years I have developed a keen interest in the benefits to individuals, society and environment of cycling for transport. With good reason, much i…
JACK Frost preys on the old and the enfeebled, areas already crumbling and cracked, weakened by heavy traffic, harsh braking, and years of neglect.
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.