Oxford’s Future Travel – Drivers of Change (CoHSAT conference)

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February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
School of Geography and the Environment
S Parks Rd
Oxford OX1 3QY
Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel
Join us to discuss the impacts of LTCP5 on different road users, develop our CoHSAT position and inform member feedback.

About this Event

Objectives of the evening

  • To develop the ideas and thoughts of CoHSAT members about the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP5) position papers
  • To further discuss the impacts of Connecting Oxford.

Link to position papers here: (to be updated when available)


Up to 180 members and supporters of the CoHSAT partner organisations.


18:30 – Arrival, drinks, canapes, networking.

19:00 – Welcome and introductions from CoHSAT.

19:05 – Keynote talk from Professor Tim Schwanen, Director of the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford.

20:00 – Table discussion, see below for discussion topics. We will spend the second hour in five parallel workshops, discussing the proposals we would like to see in the forthcoming Local Transport and Connectivity Plan 5 (LTCP5). You will be able to select your preferred discussion table as part of the sign-up process for this event.

20:45 – Feedback – what are our asks? How feedback given to be determined.

20:55 – Next steps in responding.

21:00 – Close

Discussion topics for tables

1. Connecting rural areas

  • Active and Healthy Travel: Greenways (individual, longer, cycling, walking routes)
  • Active and Healthy Travel: Strategic Active Travel Network, the network that connects the greenways
  • Digital connectivity – better broad band and reducing the need to travel
  • Supported Transport – improving connectivity in rural areas

2. Managing Urban movement

  • Active and Healthy Travel: local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs .
  • Traffic Congestion Management / Connecting Oxford
  • Parking, restrictions and park & ride

3. Neighbourhoods

  • Active and Healthy Travel: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods
  • Active and Healthy Travel: Parklets
  • School Streets
  • Cycle streets

4. Towards zero emissions

  • Oxford Zero Emission Zone
  • Oxford Transport Strategy
  • Air quality vs carbon emissions

5. Public transport

  • Public transport strategy – bus and subsidies
  • Public transport strategy – rail and electrification, new stations
  • Active and Healthy Travel: SHIFT (combined public and active transport aka ‘door-to-door’).

About our keynote speaker – Professor Tim Schwanen

Professor Tim Schwanen is Professor of Transport Studies and Director of the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Tim also leads the Geography School at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford where he teaches human geography tutorials.

His research sits at the intersection of urban, transport, cultural and political and economic geography. It is international in outlook, interdisciplinary in scope, informed by the thinking in various sub-disciplines within Geography. He is particularly interested in transitions to low-carbon and low-energy living and societies and the geographies of ageing, mobility and well-being.

Since 2001 he has published more than 140 book chapters and articles in international journals in Geography, transport studies, urban studies, environmental studies and interdisciplinary science on a wide range of topics related to everyday mobility.

About CoHSAT

The Coalition for Healthy Streets and Active Travel (CoHSAT) is a group of voluntary and campaigning organisations working across Oxfordshire to create attractive, accessible and people-friendly streets. We will do this by encouraging efficient, active, low carbon and sustainable travel, which will reduce traffic, air pollution and noise, and enable healthy and thriving communities. More details: http://www.cohsat.org.uk


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