Traffic and Transport

Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

Miles without Stiles – 17th Oct 2015

on September 28, 2015, 7:16 pm

Support for the protection of PROW is huge – as is the number of residents who regularly use them.

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Bloxham A361 eighth most high risk road in UK!

Bloxham A361 eighth most high risk road in UK!

on September 10, 2015, 7:47 pm

Today the for Road Safety Foundation (RSF) published its 2015 report page 8 of which lists roads that present a persistently higher risk to users based on data collected from 2008 – 2013. They note that single carriageway A-roads now carry 8 times the risk of motorway. Bloxham residents will be unsurprised to hear that the A361 Chipping Norton to […]

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Bloxham court - one of the more recent small estates

Parking standards – change of policy

on July 4, 2015, 10:43 am

Changes to the Central Government View. After the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August […]

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Walkonomics

Walkonomics

on January 18, 2014, 11:27 am

Walkonomics is a website that rates the walkability of streets, neighbourhoods and cities by combining the views of large groups of people, local communities and public data. You can sign-up and contribute to the site should you so wish. Click here to visit the site. There is also a walkonomics twitter feed that, unlike most twitter, contains a lot of […]

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Traffic – unreported accidents

Traffic – unreported accidents

on November 20, 2013, 3:53 pm

This comes from Road Safety Research Report No. 69  Under-reporting of Road. Casualties – Phase 1 STATS19 and A&E data were analysed for one hospital for the years 1996–2004. The reporting rate to the police was calculated as ranging from 54% in 1996 to about 56% in 2004, although there was no systematic change in this rate. It has been […]

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Assessing the safety of walking to school

Assessing the safety of walking to school

0 on November 2, 2013, 12:19 am

If t’s walking to school – then a useful document is: Identification of hazards and the assessment of risk of walked routes to school – however it costs £75!

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Strategic Guidance for Road Safety Professionals

Strategic Guidance for Road Safety Professionals

0 on November 2, 2013, 12:12 am

What it says!  Download from here.    

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Manual for Streets

Manual for Streets

0 on November 1, 2013, 11:48 pm

This is a 2007 government manual thhat offers Guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, provision and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones. There is also a supporting document with more detail as to how the evidence was collecetd and used – and some of it comes from the conservation area of Bloxham! Interestingly – in […]

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Sustrans Cycleway routes

Sustrans Cycleway routes

0 on July 24, 2013, 12:10 pm

Sustrans  is a charity focused upon encouraging sustainable transport. It offers maps of cycle routes throughout the UK including Bloxham.  For example the two maps below are taken from the sustrans site. Visit the sustrans site in order to access their maps which have more sophisticated zoom facilities than this site could offer. Unfortunately the National cycleway routes does not […]

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Oxfordshire Local Transport Plan 2011 -2030

Oxfordshire Local Transport Plan 2011 -2030

0 on June 14, 2013, 3:53 pm

A set of 9 objectives forming the basis for actions in delivering this Plan: Improve the condition of local roads, footways and cycleways, including resilience to climate change Reduce congestion Reduce casualties and the dangers associated with travel Improve accessibility to work, education and services Secure infrastructure and services to support development Reduce carbon emissions from transport Improve air quality, […]

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