Engine idling consumes around 1.6% of our total fuel. It’s a significant contributor to air pollution, and it’s illegal in the UK. An RAC survey in 2019 found 26% of people have noticed engines idling outside schools, and 72% of drivers think councils should enforce it better. But many people still do it.
‘Cycle-friendly cities are not exempt from crashes’ warned The Times in an article published in August. In an analysis of the most dangerous commuter routes for cyclists in Britain earlier this year, Oxford (alongside Cambridge) enjoyed the unenviable position of topping the list.
As we all navigate Oxford’s very congested streets during rush hour and experience these frustrations, we feel there is an opportunity for everyone to be more considerate of each other. This initiative is designed to remind cyclists of their right to be on the road, as well as their responsibilities.
Created by Oxford resident and Director of Transport Paradise, Richard Mann, the Oxford Cycle Map is extremely useful for getting around. The map details main cycle routes, areas where you are required to dismount, road surfaces, as well as marking out routes that are generally busy and quiet. Cycle barriers, local bike shops and and… Read more