Cowley LTNs are doing their job

By Alison Hill

Temple Cowley, Church Cowley and Florence Park Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), were implemented in spring 2021. They cover most of Cowley. The aim of the scheme is to design streets to make it safer, easier and more pleasant to walk, cycle or (post-Covid) to take the bus for short local trips.

Oxford: The first Zero Emission City

By Robin Tucker

Away from the war in Ukraine, climate change disasters continue to escalate, with climate-accelerated storms, wildfires, famine and disease killing 150,000 people a year (WHO). Transport is the largest contributor in the UK, and the UK is committed to decarbonising the transport system by 2050.

What to say to people idling their engines

By Emily Kerr

Engine idling consumes around 1.6% of our total fuel. It’s a significant contributor to air pollution, and it’s illegal in the UK. An RAC survey in 2019 found 26% of people have noticed engines idling outside schools, and 72% of drivers think councils should enforce it better. But many people still do it.   

Enough is Enough! 

By Alison Hill

Any death on our city’s roads is one too many. Every death, every serious injury, every incident in which someone is put at risk, or frightened, is the result of decisions made in the design of our roads and priorities within our transport infrastructure. The deaths of Ling, Ellen, Jenny, and Sam were outcomes, not accidents.