Latest articles from Alison Hill

ON YER BIKE: Disappointment at missing out on £300,000

IN ORDER to get more people cycling and walking once lockdown eases, the Government created an Emergency Active Travel fund that councils with responsibilities for highways could bid for. The invitation to bid set out a very clear requirement that any project should ‘promote cycling as a replacement for journeys previously made by public transport’.

ON YER BIKE: Pedalling fast on our cycles for key workers project

Every Thursday evening at 8pm people are out in the streets applauding, banging pots and pans, and playing music, to celebrate our NHS and social care workers. Even Tom Tower has turned blue for the first time ever to mark the moment each week. This outpouring of gratitude and support shows how much we as a nation care for our key workers as they take risks on our behalf to provide such dedicated care to those in desperate need.

ON YER BIKE: Connecting Oxford will benefit us all

Oxford city is gridlocked. Our beautiful streets are blighted by traffic jams morning and evening. With more vehicles crossing the ring road, journey times both by bus and car are increasing. Air pollution exceeds safe levels in many of our congested streets.