Mini Holland

Oxfordshire Liveable Streets in January 2019 hosted a Mini Holland briefing for Oxford city and county councillors and officers and other community leaders. We are grateful to our two presenters from Waltham Forest who shared their invaluable…
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Profile in Courage: Waltham Forest Cllr Clyde Loakes

Waltham Forest Councillor Clyde Loakes (pictured) delivered this speech at the Healthy Streets conference in London, 2018. His speech was transcribed on Twitter by Chris Kenyon (@boxbikelondon). Click here for the original Twitter thread.  ‘I…

Strain

Oxfordshire's transport arrangements are strained. The annual budget for maintenance is £15 million. For context, this is double the amount cut from children's services in 2016 (Oxfordshire County Council, 2016). Yet this is only a fraction…
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Tavistock Place, Camden (London)

The "Inspector's Report on the Torrington Place to Tavistock Place Public Inquiry" was released on May 18 and is available here. This is an officer's report on the (extended) experimental traffic order making this roadway one-way, thereby…
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Pedal & Post

Did you know that Oxford is home to one of the biggest "last-mile" cargo-bike logistics operations in the UK? Pedal & Post has 10 cargo-bikes covering the entirety of the city every day.  
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More than 25% of disabled commutes in Cambridge are by bike

Riding a bike may be easier than walking for two-thirds of disabled cyclists, but they often remain invisible to society. Many don’t realise that more than a quarter of disabled commutes in this university city are made by bike. Guardian,…
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Fair-weather cycling?

Do people cycle in all seasons? In Copenhagen, pictured above, 75% of the city residents keep cycling through the winter months. This study of Swedish households found active-travel commuters "to be much less sensitive to weather changes…
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Stevenage's unloved bike lanes

The UK town of Stevenage (pop 88,000) famously built miles of segregated cycleways in the 1960s ... only to see them disused. Carlton Reid tells the story. Squint at Stevenage’s extensive 1960s protected cycleway network and you could…
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Dronning Street in Copenhagen

Car space on Dronning Louises Bridge in Copenhagen was reduced to increase space for cycling, pedestrians, and buses. The result was an increase in cycling by 60%, walking by 165%, bus use by 5%, and increase from 81,000 to 97,000 using the…
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Motorised traffic journey times after space-reduction

London's Cycle Superhighways (CSHs) offer one example of a reallocation of road space between cycles and cars. The graphs above and below indicate the impact on journey times for motorised traffic, as of November 2017. These are from Transport…
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Oxford's own Cherwell School is Number One!

Cherwell School in north Oxford has the best cycling modal share in the UK. The reason? It has a totally segregated cycle way to link it with student catchment areas. From http://www.cherwell.oxon.sch.uk/information/school-travel We are…

OUR COMMITMENT

The objects for which our organisation was established are:

  • To promote a safe and liveable streetscape and travel environment in Oxfordshire.
  • To develop and see the realisation of a blueprint for a better transport environment in Oxfordshire.
  • To engage directly with the public to make the case for liveable streetscapes in Oxfordshire.
  • To build a coalition with organisations, institutions and others supporting the switch to liveable streets in Oxfordshire.
  • To support political candidates for city, parish and county office in Oxfordshire to the extent allowable under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (RPA).

Excerpted from the Oxfordshire Liveable Streets Articles of Association

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