On My Bike

Our blog is published in the Oxford Mail each week.

Faringdon bike park

Faringdon’s Farcycles get local people cycling

By Mark Harrison

How can local communities encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to choose bicycles for everyday travel? Faringdon in Oxfordshire has a shining example of this in

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pedestrian tunnel at Botley Road rail bridge

Bikes and the Botley Road closure

By Lois Muddiman

After months of anticipation, the first 6-month closure of the Botley Road at Oxford railway station will begin on Tuesday 11 April. This is when work starts to divert 11

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Kidical Mass cyclists assembled in Broad Street Oxford

Oxford’s Kidical Mass

By Owen McKnight

Did you see a parade of children cycling joyfully through Oxford at the weekend? Maybe you heard them ringing their bells, chanting and singing? This was Oxford’s second

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Protest against HIF1

We want active travel, not new roads

By Chris Church

Earlier in March the government announced a massive £200 million cut to the active travel budget in England. The government has also delayed its roads programme. Many

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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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