The Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) surveyed candidates’ views on measures that improve conditions for active travel in the run-up to the recent elections; its report on the results can be found below.
The election results show a shift in favour of candidates who proactively supported measures to tackle congestion, road danger and pollution on our streets, with those who most strongly advocated for the trials of low traffic neighbourhood schemes actually increasing their share of the vote in some cases.
This appears to reflect voters’ concerns about these issues and suggests that, far from being opposed to schemes that enable more sustainable travel options, the majority of residents recognise that not addressing the county’s traffic problems is not an acceptable way forward.
The Cabinet at Oxfordshire’s new Fair Deal Alliance have made a commitment to work together to listen and create positive change. Watch this space...
As the new Highways Management Cabinet member in Oxfordshire I am committed to listening to communities and working with my new Alliance council colleagues to solve Oxford's traffic issues. We are prepared to be radical, listen and create positive change. @Charlie_Hicks_ pic.twitter.com/Mfl41uQnSV— Cllr Tim Bearder (@timbearder) June 3, 2021
Find the Labour division with a bigger out-performance. pic.twitter.com/nYTZOp5E4k— Scott Urban (@Urban_Turbo) May 31, 2021
Title image: CoHSAT