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Oxford city-centre bus gates

Oxford is considering creating more city-centre space for people on foot and on cycle. The way to do this is by limiting the usage of city-centre streets by private motor traffic. This can be done via ANPR cameras at strategic points to enforce no-entry to private cars except those with exemptions. A full discussion of […]

Businesses and low-traffic neighbourhoods

Oxfordshire Liveable Streets hosted a forum on the business impacts associated with low-traffic neighbourhoods. What impact will Low Traffic Neighbourhoods have on your business? You can now see the business forum online here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/businesses-and-low Here are some of the testimonials read out during the session. These businesses are located on the Francis Road or Orford […]

Connecting Oxford Plus

Connecting Oxford Plus Connecting Oxford is the city and county councils’ proposal to improve transportation in Oxford. It (1) takes through-car traffic out of the city centre and (2) takes through-traffic out of the inner ring-road (B4495). Both of these would be accomplished by ANPR cameras to allow transit of permitted vehicles (in particular, buses, […]

Emergency Active Travel Funding

1 June 2020 Yvonne Constance OBE Cabinet Member for Environment Oxfordshire County Council Re: Emergency Active Travel Funding Dear Councillor Constance, The undersigned organisations – Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, Oxford Friends of the Earth and Oxford Civic Society – are delighted to see that the funding allocation made to Oxfordshire by the Department for Transport (DfT) […]

Statement to Cabinet of Oxfordshire County Council

Address to Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet on behalf of  Oxfordshire Liveable Streets 26th May, 2020   When it comes to transport, there is no longer a status quo. The population does not expect the usual procedures to apply. The government did not consult the people of Britain before implementing lockdown, and over 80% of the […]

OLS Statement on Oxford “Zero Emissions Zone”

Oxfordshire Liveable Streets supports the Zero Emission Zone proposed for central Oxford, but we feel it is far too limited in scope, and not just in the area covered. There are many reasons for reducing and restricting motor traffic in central Oxford. With its narrow focus on exhaust emissions, the proposed Oxford Zero Emission Zone […]

Botley Road Corridor Improvements – Comments on revised plans

Image: Enjoy Waltham Forest submitted by Oxfordshire Liveable Streets — 25 November 2019 contact Danny Yee <danny@oxlivsts.org.uk> The changes to the original proposals for Botley Rd introduce some small improvements and some regressions. In the light of Connecting Oxford and the urgent need to reduce motor traffic volumes, we urge consideration of bigger changes. Comments […]

Richard the Cycling Gardener

Local organic gardener ditches van to help tackle climate breakdown For immediate release Richard MacKenzie: hello@richardthegardener.co.uk  A local organic gardener was moved to tears when he saw thousands of school students marching in the streets of Oxford demanding action on climate change in September. He has now ditched his van for a cargo-bike to travel […]

Electrification and Simplification of Public Transport in Oxford

“Electrification and Simplification of Public Transport in Oxford: A ‘Revolutionary’ Suggestion” is a new pamphlet written by Oxford resident Keith Frayn. It begins: Oxford’s bus network is characterised by duplication of buses on the main arterial routes, resulting in part from multiple bus operating companies and in part from the expressed wish of the bus […]