Your Oxfordshire county councillor is
Nathan Ley, Liberal Democrats.
2017 county council election (votes)
|Conservative||Green||Independent||Labour||Liberal Democrat||Margin (votes)|
CoHSAT active-travel survey answers
|Name||Nathan Benjamin Ley|
|Party Detail||Liberal Democrats|
|Council||Oxfordshire County Council|
|Ring- fence 10+% of transport budget for active travel||Agree|
|Make 15-min neighbour- hoods a central principle in local policy||Don’t know|
|Prioritise dis- advantaged communities in transport policy/ investment||Don’t know|
|Make local transport zero-carbon and improve air quality||Strongly Agree|
|Apply sustainable transport hierarchy to transport/ planning decisions||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||Agree|
|Reduce private car trips across the County||Strongly Agree|
|Reduce public and private car parking spaces in town/city centres||Strongly Agree|
|Sign up to Vision Zero: zero road traffic deaths/ serious injuries||Don’t know|
|Oppose any major road expansion||Don’t know|
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?
A more joined up NCN route #5, particularly through Abingdon market place. High street westbound should be single-lane with a dedicated cycle track and more pavement space given to businesses and restaurants to be al fresco. Generally I’d like to see the introduction of fully segregated, wide cycle paths. Additionally reduced speed limits (i.e. 40->30 and 30->20). Agree with principles of LTNs but mindful of picking the right place for them (we have LTN-like features in Abingdon and there’s no prospect of anyone wanting those to be removed!)
At the same time I know I would represent a wide range of constituents and would bear the views of all in mind.
Please summarise your views on the future for transport in Oxfordshire.
Fully electrified rail, ideally taking freight and passenger volumes off the road. Included Oxford-Carteron train line.
Road improvements and repairs equally taking into account the status of pavements and cycle lanes (which do not contribute to the damage in the first place!). A34 should not become a motorway by stealth.
More LTNs where neighbourhoods wish to see trials. Generally speaking, more areas such as Broad St in Oxford should be fully pedestrianised and businesses/recreation reclaim the streets. As per my Abingdon comments, more new segregated cycle paths like the Botley-Eynsham community path.