Can the UK lead on Climate Change

Can the UK lead on Climate Change?

The Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill seeks to ensure that the UK takes a lead role in limiting global temperatures to 1.5°C by taking account of our entire greenhouse gas footprint, domestically and internationally. This requires urgent action on emissions reduction, and the protection and restoration of ecosystems, by prioritising biodiversity, soils and natural carbon sinks, and mitigating the damage to nature caused by supply chains. Prepared …


Announcement of Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot Formal Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have launched a final, formal consultation on the Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot. The zone aims to reduce air pollution in the city and beyond. The ZEZ Pilot would operate as a charging scheme between the hours of 7am and 7pm. Only zero emission vehicles would be allowed in the zone free of …

OxFOE Oxfordshire Air Needs our Care poster

CoHSAT responds to draft Air Quality Action Plan consultation

Oxford City Council is encouraging residents to have their say on what the Council will do the improve air quality in the city from 2021-2025. Here is our response to the consultation. The Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel welcomes this draft document and is completely supportive of the target of nitrogen dioxide emissions being reduced to 30µg/m3 by …

Popup Experience Poster - How do we build a better Oxford?

#BetterOxford – What do you think?

The Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) is sharing ideas for better public realm, more cycling provision and pedestrianisation. We want to see an ambitious approach to tackling congestion and improving public transport and walking and cycling in Oxford. Please complete this short survey to let us know what you think of the ideas.  

CoHSAT Better Oxford Pop Up Experience

#BetterOxford – A Pop Up Experience

We are creating an exhibition in the centre of Oxford, from 26th July to 1st August 2020. The aim is to spark discussion for a re-imagined Oxford, sharing our ideas for better public realm, more cycling provision and pedestrianisation. More specifically, we want to see an ambitious approach to tackling congestion and improving public transport and walking and cycling in …


Write to your Councillor for a Better Oxfordshire

The Department for Transport (DfT) have released money to help councils bring in cycling walking improvements. This is part of a long-term vision, but also to help counter the huge rise in car travel which may come as people avoid public transport, post COVID.  Helping people to cycle and walk, safe from virus transmission and motor traffic, also strengthens disease …

CoHSAT speaks at the Net Zero All-Party Parliamentary Group

CoHSAT Co-Chair, Brenda Boardman, participated in the Net Zero, All Party-Parliamentary Group online meeting on decarbonising transport that took place on 2 June. The Net Zero APPG works to accelerate policy change, promote zero carbon solutions, support clean growth technology and ultimately embed the UK’s commitment to deliver a net zero carbon economy. The meeting sought to discuss accelerating net …


CoHSAT response to LTCP Engagement Activity

CoHSAT has responded to the engagement activity of Oxfordshire County Council’s Local Transport and Connectivity Plan. Local Transport Plan’s are statutory documents, required under the Transport Act 2008. Oxfordshire’s is called the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan, to better reflect the strategy both for digital infrastructure and for connecting the whole county. The engagement activity closed on 17 May and …

Aerial view of Oxford

CoHSAT’s general principles for LTCP5

Our overarching aim is that: No journey will require a private car, as there is always an alternative. In order to achieve this, the following are needed: No car-dependent new developments (housing, retail or industrial) will be permitted and in existing developments car-dependency will be reduced. In all villages, towns and in Oxford, the delivery of “20-minute neighbourhoods”, so everyone …