Healthy Streets and Active Travel

Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel

With others, LCON set up the Oxfordshire Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT), an informal group of 10 voluntary organisations. CoHSAT strives for efficient, active, low carbon and sustainable travel across Oxfordshire. It aims to encourage:

  • healthy and thriving communities
  • through reduced traffic, air pollution and noise,
  • to create attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets.

You can find out more about CoHSAT’s work here. Much of this is about following and engaging with proposals and initiatives developed by city and county councils and others. These include:

  • Proposals for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. You can find out about proposals for a Jericho Low Traffic Neighbourhood here.
  • “Connecting Oxford” proposals to reduce car traffic in Oxford and improve streets and the public realm for pedestrians and cyclists. Visit the county council’s website for the latest on the proposals.

Clean air

LCON has also signed up to the Oxfordshire Clean Air Charter. And in 2018 and 2019, LCON’s sub-group O2 organised a number of public meetings to raise awareness of air pollution and action needed to tackle it across Oxford and Oxfordshire. These included presentations by environmental law firm ClientEarth and former London Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan.

Cycling

For those with a particular interest in cycling, we are fortunate in Oxford to have an active local group, Cyclox, which promotes the interests of cyclists. Find out more on their website.