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Small child on bike in East Oxford LTN road

Whose freedom are we talking about?

By Robin Tucker

Let’s talk about freedom. On 18 February, around 2,000 people descended on Oxford to protest for freedom and against traffic filters. What concerns us here is their view of

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Cyclists en masse in Radcliffe Square

Oxford Kidical Mass

Sunday 26th March, 11am

Join one of three led rides across Oxford, ending in Broad

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People walking and cycling in Oxford

Why we like 15-minute neighbourhoods

By Alison Hill and Brenda Boardman

Over the last few decades, people have made fewer and fewer journeys on foot or by bike. Services and amenities have become dispersed, located in places only accessible by car. But the pandemic has resulted in a rethink of how we will live from now on. As home working has become accepted, people are increasingly aware of the value of staying local and not being dependent on cars or infrequent buses for most of their

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White silhouette of hedgehog against a background of road at night

Vision Zero for wildlife?

By Natasha Matsaert

Thanks to Cyclox’s campaigning, Oxfordshire County Council has adopted a Vision Zero strategy which aims to eliminate all road deaths and serious injuries. But one category of vulnerable road user is absent from these discussions. Where is the mention of the wildlife that shares our

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Two women talking on stationary bikes outside Kings Arms Oxford

How we gave up our cars and got on our bikes

Tuesday 28th March, 7:30–9:30pm

Florence Park Community

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Van parked across cycle lane and pavement outside Peugot garage

The problem of pavement parking

By Andy Chivers

Here’s a game to play as you make any journey through town. Score 1 point for every car (or van or lorry) parked correctly. Then take off 1 point each time they are parked on the pavement. I score –2 if the vehicle has all four wheels on the pavement or if the pavement is so obstructed it will stop a child’s buggy or a wheelchair getting through. See if your journey ends up with a positive or negative score. Sadly my journeys tend to end in the

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Cycle campaigning in Bicester

Tuesday 21st February, 7:30pm

Online Zoom

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Map of Oxpens proposed development

Active travel and the Oxpens development

By Alison Hill

On 20 January the Oxford Mail reported on the new multi-million pound plan for apartments, student accommodation, office space and a hotel at the currently dowdy, unloved, unattractive Oxpens site. OXWED, the joint venture between Nuffield College and Oxford City Council, submitted outline planning application for the site in January, and the consultation closed this

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Pedal & Post cargo e-bike at depot

No more vans: Wolfson College trials e-bike deliveries

By Sir Tim Hitchens and Katherine Miles

Wolfson College has launched a trial to switch its parcel deliveries from vans to electric bikes. It is partnering with local cargo-bike delivery firm Pedal & Post. Bike deliveries will address the challenge posed by the estimated half a million packages a year received by 20 Oxford colleges

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Cyclist and buses at junction of Broad Street and Cornmarket, Oxford

Learning to love our buses again

By Brenda Boardman

We are gradually getting back on to our buses as fears about Covid subside. The government is encouraging us with the £2 single fare on most buses within Oxfordshire. This will last until the end of March, so make the most of it while it is

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Snowy road in Helsinki with cyclists

End road deaths: learning from Helsinki

By Jamie Clarke

More than 100 people from across Oxfordshire gathered on the evening of Tuesday 25 January to kick start a campaign to put an end to cyclist deaths on our roads. This follows the tragic deaths of four young women cycling in Oxford over the past 2 years. Cyclox organised the event to initiate an ambitious plan to eliminate road

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Young white woman with two young black people behind her, all with e-scooters standing outside gate of park

How do e-scooters compare to bikes?

By Andy Chivers

Oxford’s e-scooter rental scheme  started in February 21 and is now one of more than 15 schemes in the country. Planned government legislation should approve personal e-scooters that reach certain safety standards by May

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