On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

Andy Chivers cycling along the canal towpath at Wolvercote

Bikes are good for business

By Andy Chivers

We hear a lot about how closing roads to private motor vehicles will be bad for business. But just look around Oxford and it is clear that cargo bikes are now providing an

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Cycling is at the heart of Oxford’s future

By Alison Hill

An open letter from the Chair of Cyclox to the new city councillors elected on Thursday 5 May 2022

Cycling to Tehran

By Andy Chivers

At our monthly Cyclox talk earlier this year Iraj Maghounaki told us about his ride from Oxford to Tehran in 2021, raising money for Oxfordshire Mind. He felt it was

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Cowley LTNs are doing their job

By Alison Hill

Temple Cowley, Church Cowley and Florence Park Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), were implemented in spring 2021. They cover most of Cowley. The aim of the scheme is to

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Cycling in Oxford: better than Bath

By Roger Symonds

My partner and I have been in Oxford for just over 2 years. Before that we lived in Bath. One of the reasons for moving to Oxford was that there is at least some

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Tribal Oxford

By Jame Backus

What defines you? What are your values? To what extent do you think about what’s best for you, or for others and society? Are you convinced that your views are right and

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Oxford: The first Zero Emission City

By Robin Tucker

Away from the war in Ukraine, climate change disasters continue to escalate, with climate-accelerated storms, wildfires, famine and disease killing 150,000 people a year

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Do the Germans do it better?

By Oly Shipp

Last year I lived in the university town of Greifswald in north-east Germany. Reflecting on my experiences there, I wonder: could Oxford solve its transport challenges by

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What to say to people idling their engines

By Emily Kerr

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

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Enough is Enough! 

By Alison Hill

Any death on our city’s roads is one too many. Every death, every serious injury, every incident in which someone is put at risk, or frightened, is the result of decisions

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Me and My Bike: Aileen

By Kathryn McNicoll

Aileen describes herself as a nervous cyclist who, up until quite recently, had not cycled since she was a child: why then does she choose to cycle from the Pear Tree

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Oxford’s new Zero Emission Zones

By Alison Hill

Next Monday, several streets in the centre of Oxford will become Zero Emission Zones. These include Bonn Square, Cornmarket Street, Queen Street, St Michael’s Street, Ship

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