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…

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…

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).…

Emergency Liveable Neighbourhoods – Cowley

Updates, news and online-meeting information related to proposals to create three emergency liveable neighbourhoods for Cowley -- in Church Cowley, Florence Park and Temple Cowley -- are detailed on the Cowley Liveable Neighbourhoods page: oxlivsts.org.uk/cowley Please…

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…

St. Mary’s Liveable Neighbourhood

This scheme for a liveable neighbourhood in the St Mary's area (including Howard Street and Magdalen Road) was commissioned by city councillors Craig Simmons and Dick Wolff and has the support of city and county councillors for the affected…

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…
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Motherload movie | Fewer cars, More go. Oxfordshire screening

Click below for the Q&A with the director and with the leader of Waltham Forest Borough Council. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/qa-with-the-director-of Filmed: Sunday, May 3. 645-945 pm.

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…

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.…

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…

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…

(VIDEO) Mini Holland: Waltham Forest and Beyond

A film by Al Kinley-Jones. See more of his work at kinley.al
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Costing a Low-Traffic Neighbourhood in Oxford

Update 29 June 2020: The maps associated with this project and budget are not current. Please see oxlivsts.org.uk/cowley for latest maps. You can download the Budget for a Low-Traffic Neighbourhood in Oxford here. The budget was drawn…

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Implementing Liveability: Clyde Loakes at Oxford Town Hall

Waltham Forest Deputy Leader Clyde Loakes speaks about implementing the only successful 'Mini Holland' scheme in London. Councillor Loakes is Deputy Leader of the Waltham Forest Borough Council. He will be speaking about the experience of…

Botley Road Corridor Improvements – consultation response

submitted by Oxfordshire Liveable Streets contact Danny Yee <danny@oxlivsts.org.uk> The scheme is basically a refresh of the existing layout, with some improvements but no change in fundamentals. In particular, it assumes as a primary…
© 2016 National Association of City Transportation Officials. Reproduced by permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C.
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Traffic Evaporation

"You get the traffic you build for" is an axiom that all of Oxfordshire's localities should live by. Years of research conclude that building more roads generates additional traffic, and reducing the amount of road-space evaporates some traffic. This…

Oxford City Centre Movement and Public Realm Strategy

Oxfordshire Liveable Streets in April hosted a city-centre meeting on the two councils' City Centre Movement and Public Realm Strategy. This meeting was organised by OLS on behalf of the Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel. We…

20 Pence Day

Please join us on Friday, April 26! OLS members and supporters will gather in the city centre to hand out flyers and stickers to commuters and others arriving by cycle, on foot, or on the bus. We want to say 'Thank you' for benefiting…

Visit Waltham Forest’s ‘Mini Holland’ (6 April 2019)

Find out here about the OLS visit to Waltham Forest -- family friendly (bring scooters!) but not family-exclusive!

Mini Holland Workshop

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.)…

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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