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Working to make Oxford a better place for people on foot


Meetings:

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 26 July, 7pm in the Town Hall.

Details to follow.

Live issues:

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.

What if …."The Economist" has published an intriguing article on what the world would be like if driverless cars became the norm. The change would be transformational for manufacturers and insurers of cars as well as for those who drive and service them. Importantly, road traffic deaths and injuries, of which 94% are currently due to human error, would be reduced. An early step in the evolution of urban transport is likely to be a ban on ordinary cars in city centres, resorts, and campuses. Next, people being transported in driverless cars will not want to share the road with cars controlled by mere humans. As the article concludes: “A world of self-driving cars may sound odd, but coming generations will consider the era of car ownership to have been much stranger”. See the article.

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.

Station Masterplan. The outline plan for the future of Oxford's railway station has been published, with a 3D animation. See our meeting report of November 27 2014.

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.

Pedestrian crossings need retiming. Research shows that most older pedestrians in England cannot cross the road in the time allowed. See summary of report.

See our News section for information on other events at local and national level.

Publications:

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.

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