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About CoHSAT

CoHSAT is a group of voluntary and campaigning organisations working across Oxfordshire to create attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets.

We do this by encouraging efficient, active, low carbon and sustainable travel, which will reduce traffic, air pollution and noise, and enable healthy and thriving communities.

CoHSAT’s role is to amplify member and partner voices, facilitate discussion, and increase engagement on healthy streets and active travel across Oxfordshire. Read more about CoHSAT’s strategy and approach here and more about CoHSAT membership here.

Scroll down to find out more about each of our member organisations.

CoHSAT's History

CoHSAT was formed in 2019, when several founding members recognised the need to work more collaboratively on healthy streets and active travel campaigning in Oxford.

In 2020, CoHSAT built relationships with active travel groups across the county, and supported the development of new groups in market towns.

In 2021, CoHSAT welcomed several new members representing active travel issues outside of Oxford City. CoHSAT also outlined its views on various issues in a 2021 election manifesto.

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CoHSAT Members

Find out more about our current members below. If you are an active travel group, and/or engaged in supporting healthy/liveable streets in Oxfordshire and you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us at info@cohsat.org.uk.

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Cyclox is the voice of cycling in Oxford. We campaign to put cycling at the heart of Oxford’s future. Our mission is to get more people cycling, more often, and more safely. We collaborate with key decision makers to put cycling on the public agenda; partner with active travel and low-carbon groups; and engage with the local community to inform, encourage, and support change.

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Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON) is a charity set up by local residents to support ambitious CO2 cuts through local action. We work with our community, offering practical ideas, information and activities, to help combat the climate crisis. There are many ways you can take action including home energytransporttree plantingconsumption and waste and food.
 
We also collaborate with other groups and engage with our city and county councils, to influence climate action across Oxford.
And we provide monthly Climate Cafes as a forum for people to share their responses to climate change in a friendly, low-key setting.
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Low Carbon West Oxford (LCWO) was set up after the summer floods of 2007 by residents concerned about climate change and local flooding. It is a community-led initiative which aims
to combat climate change by cutting our community carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050, encouraging residents to live more sustainably, and contributing to a more cohesive and resilient community.

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Oxfordshire Cycling Network (OCN) proposes a county-wide ‘all ages, all abilities’ cycle network linking major towns, workplaces and transport hubs safe, direct and attractive routes.  It is a starting point for discussions with the County Council and the public about its shape, its benefits and its costs.

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Oxford Civic Society work towards achieving a sustainable travel infrastructure that works well for everyone – people on foot, on cycles, in motorised vehicles and on public transport. We believe transport issues are inextricably linked to development proposals.

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Oxford Friends of the Earth is a voluntary group of people working together to promote a healthy and sustainable environment. We encourage people across Oxfordshire to be active in driving meaningful, positive change that makes a lasting difference to our environment. We have been active for over 40 years, we have various working groups, and we welcome new members.

Our work focuses on climate change, air pollution, transport, and biodiversity. We have set up the Oxfordshire Clean Air Charter, the countywide Zero Carbon Homes Initiative and Oxfordshire Trees for the Future.

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Oxford Pedestrians Association promote better conditions for those walking in the
city.

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Oxfordshire Liveable Streets is an organisation working to promote a safe and liveable streetscape and travel environment in Oxfordshire and to develop and see the realisation of a blueprint for a better transport environment in Oxfordshire.

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Pedal and Post are Oxford’s Eco delivery services. We have the largest Cargo bike fleet which are fast,
reliable, cost effective and deliver come rain or shine.

Pedal & Post is changing things up in the logistics sector with a vision to move goods sustainably
in cities. From last mile parcels, to healthcare, to Retail to tech, we support businesses across a
whole range of sectors whilst pioneering zero emission ways to deliver, helping to create healthier,
greener and more liveable cities.

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Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon are a Community Action Group in south-east Oxford. We aim to involve our local community in renewable energy projects, energy conservation, waste reduction, active travel, food growing and tree planting. Our aim is to make Rose Hill the first zero carbon estate in the country.