New political party set up in Oxford to fight traffic restrictions

A group of independent councillors have set up a new Oxford-focussed political party aiming to win votes at the next local elections by fighting Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and other restrictions on traffic. The Independent Oxford Alliance says people should have freedom of choice when it comes to modes of transport. While congestion is a challenge […]

BMW committing to build electric Mini in Oxford

BMW is to build thousands of electric Mini vehicles at its Cowley plant in Oxford after securing funding from the taxpayer. Various media outlets report the announcement will come after funding £75 million of funding from the government’s Automotive Transformation Fund was confirmed. BMW is understood to be spending around £600 million upgrading its site. […]

Further A34 closures near Oxford for viaduct work

Drivers are being urged to plan ahead if travelling around Oxford this weekend as closures on the A34 continue.   The closure is for National Highways to carry out essential maintenance work on the Wolvercote Viaduct, a major structure on the A34, and carries the trunk road over the River Thames. Some of the work is […]

Oxford Bus Company orders 104 all-electric buses

Passengers in Oxford will be riding on a brand new fleet of zero emission buses on the city’s streets later this year, following an order placed by The Go-Ahead Group for 104 electric vehicles. The deal is Go-Ahead’s biggest electric bus order to date, adding to the group’s 350-strong fleet of plug-in buses across Britain, […]

Campaigners issue video showing LTN bollards being vandalised in Oxford

A group of people living in East Oxford have released a video of vandals setting fire to a Low Traffic Neighbourhood bollard, pulling bollards out of the ground and driving over them. The Oxford Mail has shared the video which was gathered by Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) and Oxfordshire Liveable Streets […]

Oxford and Oxfordshire team up to plan zero-carbon transport network

Plans to create a sustainable and reliable transport system in Oxford have been announced. The proposals will see the introduction of a city wide workplace parking levy, traffic filters and a wider zero emission zone, together with improved public transport and cycle routes. Over the coming months, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council say […]

Oxford wins funding for EV charging innovation

Oxford’s Local Authority Trading Company (LATCO) has won a grant to collaborate with Oxfordshire County Council to develop a device allowing households without off-street parking to charge EVs at home. TransportandEnergy.com reports the charging solution for the 30-40% of residents without off-street parking comes through a cable gullies solution, which provides and safe channel for […]

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