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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.  

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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 …

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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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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 …

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Councils publish summary of Connecting Oxford comments

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have published a summary of feedback received on their Connecting Oxford proposals and the next steps that they intend to take to reduce traffic into Oxford and improve bus journeys across the city. A total of 2,932 respondents completed and submitted the online survey about the proposal, with further written feedback was received …

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CoHSAT complains about biased questions in Council survey

CoHSAT is urging people to complain to the city council over what are being described as “biased questions” in its survey on public attitudes regarding the city centre, with “Cyclists riding irresponsibly” being the only transport-related issue highlighted. The Public Attitude Survey on the City Centre consultation was launched in November and closes this Sunday 12 January 2020. It is billed …

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CoHSAT responds to Botley Road consultation

CoHSAT recently submitted a response to the Botley Road and West Way Improvement Scheme Phase 1 consultation, following a meeting of partners. The Botley Road is the main road into the centre of Oxford from the west and is recognised as being a very slow route in and out of the city centre, facing daily traffic problems. It’s a vital public …

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Read CoHSAT’s response to Connecting Oxford

Following a workshop on 8th October and clarifications from the city and county councils, CoHSAT has produced this response to the inspirational Connecting Oxford proposals. We are more than happy for you to use it for your own submissions or for you just to add your name in endorsement. We wholeheartedly commend both Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council …

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Bold plans for Oxford discussed at CoHSAT workshop

CoHSAT organised a workshop on 8th October 2019, to collectively develop the ideas that we, as individuals, and separately our member organisations can promote in their responses by the deadline of 20th October 2019. The objective of the evening was to help the councils develop this positive vision for Oxford, to understand the impacts of Connecting Oxford on different road …