There will be no meeting in December.
Our next meeting, on January 31st 2017, will be a joint members-only meeting with Cyclox.
Hope for St Giles. Together with Oxford Civic Society and Cyclox we are pressing for a major revision of what could be one of Oxford's most beautiful public spaces. See St Giles Report.
Queen Street U-turn. Buses, taxis and bicycles are to be banned from Queen Street next year. Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet, overruling an earlier decision, has decreed that the street should be fully pedestrianized. The expressed concern is danger to the increased numbers of shoppers expected when John Lewis and Debenhams open stores in the new Westgate Shopping centre.
Walking and Cycling Commissioner (but only for London). Will Norman has been appointed full-time walking and cycling commissioner. His job is to help more Londoners to be active by making cycling and walking safer and easier in the capital. He was previously global partnership director of Nike, a company that markets sporting kit.
Local Transport Plan. The latest version of the County Council's plan for the future of transport in Oxford and its surroundings (LTP4) has been put out for consultation. The plan was discussed at our March 2015 meeting and our formal response has been submitted.
Congestion Charge for Oxford? Although the leader of the City Council has rejected the idea, 58% of the public responding to an Oxford Times on-line poll were in favour of a congestion charge to provide funds for improvements to Oxford's traffic problems.
See our News section for information on other events at local and national level.
Oxford on Foot. See here for more information about this popular OxPA book - £6.00 + £1.00 post and packing.
A More Walkable Oxford. OxPA's prescription for what needs to be done to create a better environment for pedestrians in Oxford. Price £2.00 + £1.00 post - see how to order - or available as free download.