Cowley Road retail shows its resilience in difficult times

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No-one likes a high street with empty stores. The ‘vacancy rate’, the percentage of shops that are empty, or not open for business, is a standard indicator of retail health. In November 2018, Cowley Road had 12 retail vacancies. CoHSAT used Google StreetView and street surveys to find that in July 2023 there were 11 […]

Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone

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Oxford Council has reached another milestone in the journey to zero carbon emissions – yesterday they published updated proposals for the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ). This includes a charging zone, which will see drivers of polluting vehicles charged up to £20 a day to enter the zone. The proposed Red Zone marks the next step towards cleaner air in Oxford, …