Your Oxfordshire county councillor is
Alison Rooke, Liberal Democrats.
2017 county council election (votes)
|Conservative||Green||Independent||Labour||Liberal Democrat||Margin (votes)|
CoHSAT active-travel survey answers
|Name||Alison Rosemary Rooke|
|Party Detail||Liberal Democrats|
|Council||Oxfordshire County Council|
|Ring- fence 10+% of transport budget for active travel||Strongly Agree|
|Make 15-min neighbour- hoods a central principle in local policy||Strongly Agree|
|Prioritise dis- advantaged communities in transport policy/ investment||Strongly Agree|
|Make local transport zero-carbon and improve air quality||Strongly Agree|
|Apply sustainable transport hierarchy to transport/ planning decisions||Strongly Agree|
|Reduce car dependency in existing and new developments||Strongly Agree|
|Expand the Strategic Active Travel Network||Strongly Agree|
|Provide compre- hensive zero emission public transport||Strongly Agree|
|Reduce private car trips across the County||Agree|
|Reduce public and private car parking spaces in town/city centres||Agree|
|Sign up to Vision Zero: zero road traffic deaths/ serious injuries||Strongly Agree|
|Oppose any major road expansion||Strongly Agree|
WE WILL: INVEST IN WALKING, CYCLING, BUS, AND RAILLiberal Democrats Oxfordshire manifesto
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
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.