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:
  1. No car-dependent new developments (housing, retail or industrial) will be permitted and in existing developments car-dependency will be reduced.
  2. In all villages, towns and in Oxford, the delivery of “20-minute neighbourhoods”, so everyone can walk, cycle or take public transport to their everyday services and needs.
  3. The expansion of multiple Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in urban areas, to make walking, cycling and scooting the natural choice for short journeys.
  4. The school journey is transformed, so children can walk, cycle and scoot in safety and with confidence.
  5. The rapid expansion of a Strategic Active Travel Network, of the highest quality.
  6. The provision of a network of conventional and demand-responsive zero-emission public transport services, particularly in rural areas.
  7. Widespread expansion of easy access to low-carbon shared mobility services, including pooled electric vehicles, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes.
  8. A clear strategy to reduce private car trips in urban areas.
  9. A clear strategy on how to reduce freight journeys throughout the county.

Note that CoHSAT statements do not necessarily reflect the official policy of its member organisations.

We hope that you can endorse these and/or make use of them in your LTCP submission, which is due just before midnight on Sunday 17 May 2020. Respond to the consultation here or by email to LTCP5@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

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