Your Oxfordshire county councillor is ​

Alison Rooke, Liberal Democrats.​​

2017 county council election (votes)

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CoHSAT active-travel survey answers

NameAlison Rosemary Rooke
Party DetailLiberal Democrats
DivisionAbingdon East
CouncilOxfordshire County Council
Ring- fence 10+% of transport budget for active travelStrongly Agree
Make 15-min neighbour- hoods a central principle in local policyStrongly Agree
Prioritise dis- advantaged communities in transport policy/ investmentStrongly Agree
Make local transport zero-carbon and improve air qualityStrongly Agree
Apply sustainable transport hierarchy to transport/ planning decisionsStrongly Agree
Reduce car dependency in existing and new developmentsStrongly Agree
Expand the Strategic Active Travel NetworkStrongly Agree
Provide compre- hensive zero emission public transportStrongly Agree
Reduce private car trips across the CountyAgree
Reduce public and private car parking spaces in town/city centresAgree
Sign up to Vision Zero: zero road traffic deaths/ serious injuriesStrongly Agree
Oppose any major road expansionStrongly Agree

Put walking and cycling first when designing a highways scheme
Work with local communities to develop active travel plans for our market towns.
Expand Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, School Streets and 20mph in residential areas

Liberal Democrats Oxfordshire manifesto

CoHSAT survey quotes

What active-travel initiatives would you like to support in your local area?

Bringing in an LCWIP for Abingdon making it safer and more convenient to cycle within the town. Clear all plant encroachment onto cycle/ pedestrian paths regularly as a matter of course. Renew bus subsidies to rural and urban areas – eg re-establish the Abingdon bus service that used to go through the Peachcroft estate – this ran every 20 minutes some years ago.

Please summarise your views on the future for transport in Oxfordshire.

Active travel has to be the way forward wherever possible, with sustainable public transport services readily available within a 10 minute walk from home. These services should run at frequent intervals making them more desirable to use than private cars. When considering new/ improved roads, cycling and pedestrian use should always have an extremely high priority (acknowledging that there are some people who are unable to walk/ cycle and may always need to use private transport). All public buses and trains should be electric. Access to paths, public transport, and green energy should always be a top priority when designing and considering panning permission for housing and employment.

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