CoHSAT received a grant from the Low Carbon Hub to carry out a set of projects that contribute towards the Hub’s aim: to cut Oxfordshire’s carbon footprint and contribute to the creation of a decentralised and locally owned renewable energy system. These five activities were strongly focused on reduced car use and thus carbon emissions and air pollution: 

  1. The Broad Street activity will provide the basis for policies on less parking; 
  2. The College activity sought to understand options for reducing parking and parcel deliveries at Oxford’s 39 Colleges; 
  3. Ways to curtail van deliveries will be identified through the New Inn Hall Street activity;
  4. The Oxfordshire schools project will provide examples where car-based travel can be avoided;
  5. And the Florence Park survey provides the evidence for residents to lobby for quieter streets.

The activities undertaken by the CoHSAT teams have all contributed to the debate about reducing travel and emissions in the centre of Oxford. They have provided evidence, developed networks and identified the next steps. Some of the activities continue into March and we are building on the results in our ongoing discussions with council representatives and others.

Read our Executive Summary of the 5 activities here: 250320 CoHSAT Projects 2019-2020 executive summary

Read a Full Summary of the 5 activities here: 200220 CoHSAT Projects 2019-2020

Read more about each individual project by clicking below.

Large van delivery in Oxford City Centre
Large van delivery in Oxford City Centre

College parking and deliveries

School children in Oxford
School children in Oxford

Active travel and schools

Flo Park LTN boundary
Florence Park Low Traffic Neighbourhood boundary

Healthy streets in Florence Park

Parking bays down centre of Broad Street
Parking bays down centre of Broad Street

Car Free Broad Street

Morning view of New Inn Hall Street
Morning view of New Inn Hall Street

Reducing traffic in New Inn Hall Street

With thanks to the Low Carbon Hub for their continued support.