On My Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

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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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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adults and children cycling up Whitehouse Road on the way to St Ebbes School

Cycling to school

By Zuhura Plummer

As we start a new school term, it’s a brilliant time to get the kids biking to school. ‘I save about two hours in a day,’ an Oxford mum tells me, when I ask how she feels

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Male cyclist with two children on longtail bike, passing lone cyclist in Oxford street

New Year’s cycling resolutions

By Alison Hill

As we said goodbye to 2022 and welcomed in 2023, we asked Cyclox members for their New Year cycling resolutions. We had some wonderful and aspirational responses.
Cycle path with covering of icy snow

Riding on icy roads

By Andy Chivers

Regular bike riders need to cope with all sorts of weather conditions, and this December we have had a prolonged spell of cold weather with even a smattering of snow. Many

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