Oxfordshire council candidates declare war on car emissions

The majority of candidates for this week's council elections in Oxfordshire support more greener transport policy.

According to a survey conducted by the Coalition of Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT), 97% of the council candidates agreed that it was essential to reduce local transport emissions by making it zero carbon. In addition 80% of candidates opposed any major road expansion in the region.

Furthermore, 98% of the candidates supported the necessity of prioritising investment in active travel on disadvantaged communities.

All four main parties - Lib Dems, Conservatives, Labour and Greens - have included a more environmentally-friendly transport agenda as part of their local election pledges. The Conservatives for example have pledged to make the council carbon neutral by 2030, whereas Lib Dems have supported expanding Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Such support for greener transport policies is not surprising, as evidenced by Oxford's large amount of hybrid buses and also by the fact that the city has the second highest percentage of people cycling to work in the UK.

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Comments (4)

  • I wonder if historic cars over 40 years old will be allowed in to the city ? Not everyone wants to ride a bike or wait in the rain for a bus ?

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  • Cardiff has just ordered three hundred electric busses to clean up their fleet. Oxford could do a lot worse than follow suit, with diesel particulates being the prime cause of their architectural erosion

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  • Just to give people a idea of what Oxford was like back in 1955. It was a whole lot different to now. The this is out of a book a zine produced by british car magazine companies Classic car Weekly and Practical Classics and is called The Way We Were. Really good read but very limited sale periods.

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  • Great.....

    Good for them

      2 days ago