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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.