By Dr Alison Hill, Chair of Cyclox
Bike week this year will be virtual. Sadly none of the usual events in Oxford will be taking place. But lockdown has highlighted the importance of cycling for our communities.
Bikes for keyworkers. Cyclox has been working with Active Oxfordshire to set up a scheme to give free bikes to key workers. So far we have had donations of 190 bikes, 60 of which have already been refurbished and handed to keyworkers, and £9,000 donated. But demand is huge, so please help by donating bikes and money.
Life after lockdown. During these troubled times one very heart-warming sight has been families dusting down bikes and getting out on the road for their daily exercise because they feel safe in our quiet streets. We are anxious to see that Oxford doesn’t return to the levels of congestion and air pollution we had before lockdown. We are campaigning for more pop-up cycle lanes and wider pavements, more cycle parking, Park and Pedal as people won’t be able to Park and Ride, and early implementation of the city centre bus gates proposed in Connecting Oxford.
Please do join Cyclox to help increase the voice of those who want to see more people cycling in Oxford.
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