CoHSAT has received a second grant from the Low Carbon Hub to carry out a new set of projects that contribute towards the Hub’s aim: to cut Oxfordshire’s carbon footprint and contribute to the creation of a decentralised and locally owned renewable energy system. The five activities for 2020 – 2021 are strongly focused on reduced car use and thus carbon emissions and air pollution: 

  1. The opportunities to convert St Giles into a public space
  2. Creation of a Popup Experience on projects to improve active travel in Oxford
  3. The provision of good quality, on-road cycle parking where none exists at present
  4. Assisting the development of new Healthy Streets and Active Travel groups in several market towns
  5. Feasibility of producing a 15 minute neighbourhood tool to understand Walkability in Oxfordshire

Our five activities have focused primarily on awareness-raising and education. We are particularly delighted about the success of the popup shop and that we have helped six of the market towns take up active travel initiatives. The Walkability Index is a unique contribution to identifying how to improve the amenities in 15-minute neighbourhoods. The Metadata will help groups in their research and comments on the way that active travel is developing in Oxfordshire. And our briefing paper on Bike Hangars provides the launch-pad for Oxford City Council to make cycle parking safer.

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We have enjoyed undertaking these five activities and hope that our findings will promote action on active travel and healthy streets in Oxfordshire. With thanks to the Low Carbon Hub for its essential support.

Read more about each individual project by clicking below.