On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

Visualisation of Iffley Road with segregated cycle lanes designed by Andy Coram

Are Oxford’s roads dangerous?

By Roger Symonds

According to figures from the national road traffic accident database (reported recently in the Times), over the past 3 years the "top ten” roads in the country, outside

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Dawson Street traffic filter courtesy Oxfordshire Liveable Streets

£3 million to get more people cycling and walking in Oxfordshire

By Alison Hill and Robin Tucker

Earlier this year the cycling community in Oxfordshire were dismayed when Oxfordshire County Council lost half of a government grant that aimed to help

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Another tragic death of a cycle rider

By Alison Hill

Last week, a 35-year-old woman riding a bike on Horspath Driftway was killed in a collision with a bin lorry.

Bike lights

By Alison Hill If ‘ere you ride without a light, Keep at your fingertips at night The name of someone else afar To tell the bobby who you are.  Now the evenings have drawn in and are dark, wet

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Top tips for approaching junctions on a bike

By Jack Vaughan

‘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

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Why cyclists don’t always use the cycle lane

By Hazel Dawe

Car drivers are often annoyed when they see people not using a cycle lane. Yet there are many good reasons why people might choose to cycle on the road rather than in the

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The 15-minute City

By Jonny Ives

How far can you walk in fifteen minutes? How far from home could you be if you hopped on a bike and pedalled for a quarter of an hour? If you drew these two 15-minute

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Pavement parking – why do we tolerate it?

By Alison Hill

If you have been out for a cycle or a walk today in the city, I can bet that you will have passed a vehicle parked on a pavement. As it is such a commonplace occurrence

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Maps are fun!

By Andy Chivers

Maps are fun, maps are educational, maps tell the truth, maps are beautiful. You can probably tell that I am a map enthusiast... Maps have changed out of all recognition

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Back in the saddle

By Leandra Cardoso

The Bikes for Key Workers project launched at the end of April 2020 and has succeeded in giving bikes to over 200 local NHS and social care key workers. Leandra

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How to prevent your bike being stolen

By Becci Curtis

Roads have steadily got busier since the end of May, but the return of motorised traffic has not halted the increasing popularity of cycling. Bike shops have struggled to

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Hills, headwinds, and rain…things to prepare for

By Andy Chivers

Articles about cycling are typically illustrated by happy people pedalling on the flat in warm sunshine. As recent weeks have reminded us, the weather is not always like that.