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#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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Funding received for new CoHSAT activities

CoHSAT is delighted to have been awarded £5,000 grant funding by the Low Carbon Hub, to undertake five new projects creating attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets across Oxfordshire. Road transport is the biggest single cause of carbon emissions in Oxfordshire and there has to be a rapid transition to zero carbon transport. The five activities continue the examination of travel-related …

OLS screening of Motherload 3 May 2020

Join us (virtually) for a screening of MOTHERLOAD on Sunday 3 May 2020

CoHSAT member, Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, is screening the film MOTHERLOAD from 18.45 on Sunday 3rd May 2020. MOTHERLOAD is an award-winning crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. Filmmaker, Liz Canning, cycled everywhere until she had twins in …

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Survey for Oxfordshire

The COVID-19 coronavirus survey is an attempt to record people’s experiences of their environment in these unusual times. UK traffic is down about 40% from ‘normal’, returning the streets to a state of being not experienced since 1955. Responses from anywhere in the UK are welcome; we are especially interested in responses from Oxfordshire.   You can take the survey …