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Street design and refuse vehicles

A great letter from a CoHSAT member in the Oxford Mail this month, about how the need to design developments around the current size of bin lorries will prevent quality street design and build in car dependency into the future.  New housing, new roads. Is there a link between climate change and refuse vehicles? Highways departments’ rules and guidance have …

Can the UK lead on Climate Change

Can the UK lead on Climate Change?

The Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill www.ceebill.uk 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 …

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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Northcourt Road – reducing traffic and pollution

Through traffic on Northcourt Road in Abingdon was blocked by roadworks for most of December,  reducing traffic and pollution. Several local campaigners, such as Abibike, are investigating whether a permanent traffic restriction in Northcourt Road would reduce rat-running and enable safer walking and cycling to the schools, college, shops and community centres, plus reduce air pollution. CoHSAT is running a …

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On Yer Bike: Radical Connecting Oxford transport changes will benefit us all

Oxford city is gridlocked. Our beautiful streets are blighted by traffic jams morning and evening. With more vehicles crossing the ring road, journey times both by bus and car are increasing. Air pollution exceeds safe levels in many of our congested streets. Cyclox welcomes these bold plans to reduce journeys by cars, to speed up journey times for all, and …