On Yer Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

Visualisation of Oxford's Barton Park showing a cyclist in the bus lane moving towards crossing a the bypass to reach the housing development.

Development planning: it’s not joined-up

By James McNicoll

There is a flood of consultations on developments in and around Oxford right now. Plans are being drawn up for Greater Leys, Blackbird Leys, Mill Lane Old Marston, the

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Three people cycling in the cycle lane filter on Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, in the direction of the High Street to turn right onto Longwall Street. The road is shared by busses, cars and a lorry.

Could cycling replace most car trips in Oxford by 2030?

By Andy Chivers

Since becoming a charity in July last year, Cyclox has developed a vision for Oxford in 2030: a world class cycling city, where everyone can choose to cycle, and where

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A disused gravel track going under a bridge, green grass growing either side.

The case for long-distance greenways

By Brian Robertson

"We have nothing like this in Oxford". A young PhD student from Oxford was admiring the excellent cycle track facilities at York University where we had just completed

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A Happy Cycling New Year

By Alison Hill

There is much that we won’t want to remember about 2020. But for Cyclox, wanting to see so many more people of all ages and backgrounds choose to cycle, there were some

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A Christmas list for Oxford’s cycle riders

By Alison Hill

If you get out on your bike on Christmas day, you will experience what it is like to cycle on virtually traffic-free roads, similar to what we experienced during lockdown

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65 years riding the same bike

By Kathryn McNicoll

How long do you expect your bike to last? Maybe 10 years? 20 years? How about 65 years? Jan from Jericho has had the same bike since she was 9 years old.

Making the most of lockdown with friendly bike rides

By Jane Carlton SmithIsis Cyclists was founded in Oxford over 12 years ago, giving women an opportunity to get out on their bikes without feeling that they have to dress in sporty clothes,

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A Google Map showing the recommended way to drive to Kennington from Cheney School in Headington is via Divinity Road.

High Traffic Neighbourhoods

By Richard Fairhurst

A High Traffic Neighbourhood is one where drivers are directed off the A and B roads, and down small residential roads instead, to save a few seconds off their

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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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