Tag: Active Travel

Young woman in midwife uniform and cycle helmet riding bike on a wooded path. She is shrieking with enjoyment, both feet lifted high off the pedals

Oxford employers embrace bikes

By Anna Railton

Three very different organisations have started trialling ebikes to help their employees travel around the city in a more efficient, greener and cheaper way.

Cars driving through flood water in Feryy Hinksey Road Oxford

Get on your bike to stop flooding

By Lucy Giuliano and Jane Buekett

Ten years ago, in January 2014, Oxford experienced terrible flooding. Abingdon and Botley Roads were closed to traffic and hundreds of properties were inundated. This past week, on the exact anniversary of that disaster, the city has again been hit by serious flooding.

Older man in hi-vis jacket and helmet cycling down a lane through autumn trees in sunshine

New year cycling resolutions

By Alison Hill and Jonny Ives

What are your cycling resolutions for the new year? Here are some suggestions to start you off.

Path of loose broken stone viewed at ground level

An accessible city?

By Sushila Dhall

Pedestrians are supposed to be at the top of the hierarchy in road-use planning. But is this really the case? What is it like to be an urban pedestrian with mobility support needs?

Christmassy label on red glitter background. Wording on label is 'Christmas Challenge Charity Partner'

Supporting safe streets for all

By Lucy Giuliano

Since I started as Cyclox Campaigns Director 5 months ago I’ve seen news reports of a local road collision on most days. We want everyone to feel safe on our streets. To achieve this, we need your support. Read on to find out more.    

Covered cycle rack in primary school full of locked-up kids' bikes

East Oxford schools need new cycle racks

By Lucy Pegg and Chris Jarvis

There has been a gradual uptick in walking and cycling to school in recent years, but this academic year the change feels seismic. Since the start of term in September both St Mary & St John Primary School (SSMJ) and Larkrise Primary have seen a huge increase in the number of pupils and staff arriving by bike. Read on to find out why.

Child on a small balance bike, i.e. a bike with no pedals

In praise of balance bikes

By Emily Kerr

An academic study was recently published on how very young children learn to cycle. It found that children who learned on balance bikes can ride a normal bike much earlier than their peers who learned with stabilisers.

Pedestrians crowded on pavement and trying to cross road at corner of Worcester Road, Oxford

A view from the pavement

By Sushila Dhall

Pedestrians are supposed to be at the top of the hierarchy in road-use planning, but is this always the case? Veteran campaigner Sushila Dhall shines a light on some of the issues faced by walkers and wheelchair users.

Cyclists and walkers in road with parked cars but no traffic

LTNs keep our children safe

By Jemima Hunt

East Oxford’s Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) were introduced in May 2022. For months the UK media seized upon stories of the plastic bollards proving a target for vandals and thieves. Coverage included a Panorama documentary, “Road Wars”, and an article in the The Times, “Low Traffic, Big Bust-Ups”. The plastic bollards were finally replaced with lockable wooden posts in March 2023.

Road with a wooden bollard preventing cars driving through

East Oxford LTNs approved

By Robin Tucker and Alison Hill

On 17 October, the first meeting of Oxfordshire County Council’s newly formed Liberal Democrat and Green Cabinet was faced with one of the most difficult and controversial decisions it will have to make. This was the decision to make the East Oxford Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) permanent.