On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

COLUMN: On Yer Bike – The cycling fashion question

WHAT do you wear when you are on your bike? Are you in the ‘wear whatever you would anyway’ camp – as modelled by the Dutch and Danes, or the full high-viz, helmeted and gloved rider with Lycra

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COLUMN: On Yer Bike – UK’s ‘mini Holland’ has to be seen to be believed

I HAVE cycled since I was a child, and used my bike for transport consistently since then. In the last few years I have developed a keen interest in the benefits to individuals, society and

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COLUMN: On Yer Bike – ‘Cyclists need more protection from potholes’

JACK Frost preys on the old and the enfeebled, areas already crumbling and cracked, weakened by heavy traffic, harsh braking, and years of neglect.

COLUMN: On Yer Bike – The ‘cycle superhighway’ buried underneath our roads

WHAT would it take to double the capacity of one of Oxford’s oldest and most celebrated bits of cycling infrastructure? A private finance initiative scheme, perhaps? Some Section 106 funding?

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COLUMN: On Yer Bike – Is it time to close roads and stop cars doing the school run?

WITH the school run accounting for 20 per cent of congestion, and issues around air quality and safety around the school gate – tackling the use of the private car for the school run must be a

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COLUMN: On Yer Bike – ‘Parts of Oxford are no-go areas – it’s time to think the unthinkable on traffic chaos’

Alison Hill & Simon Hunt

COLUMN: On Yer Bike – Investing in cycling is a ‘no brainer’ to cut pollution

LAST Friday I went to the Oxford Friends of the Earth meeting on Climate Change and Transport. The Wesley Memorial church was full, a great display of the energy and commitment to tackling

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On Yer Bike – Why people get confused about where you can and can’t cycle in Oxford

I’VE an apology to make. Riding east on The High, a few afternoons ago, outside the Covered Market, I was behind a couple of other riders and we were all blocked behind a bus.

COLUMN: On Yer Bike – How come Westgate could finish car park in time, but not ‘cycle hub’

By Tom Turton

COLUMN: Do ‘cyclist dismount’ signs mean you have to get off your bike?

By Andy Chivers

COLUMN: On Yer Bike – ‘Near misses with cars are all too common on narrow streets’

By Graham Smith.

COLUMN: On Yer Bike – Could conference see a shift in gear over cycling in Oxford?

EVER wondered how successful cycling schemes get started, how local authorities plan and fund cycling infrastructure, why people change their behaviour to take up cycling, or how to ensure that

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