Your Oxfordshire county councillor is
Calum Miller, Liberal Democrats.
Recent county council election (votes)
|Conservative||Green||Independent||Labour||Liberal Democrat||Margin (votes)|
CoHSAT active-travel survey answers
|Name||Calum Alexander Miller|
|Party Detail||Liberal Democrats|
|Council||Oxfordshire County Council|
|Ring- fence 10+% of transport budget for active travel||Neutral|
|Make 15-min neighbour- hoods a central principle in local policy||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||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||Agree|
|Reduce public and private car parking spaces in town/city centres||Neutral|
|Sign up to Vision Zero: zero road traffic deaths/ serious injuries||Strongly Agree|
|Oppose any major road expansion||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?
We need an integrated transport system in our county that serves our communities. We should seize the opportunity to create sustainable transport hubs at Bicester and Islip that effectively link to other modes: cycling and electric buses in particular. We should make a big push on trains taking bikes! The rural parts of the county need reliable public transport services of reasonable frequency or the tendency will always be to rely on cars: we should look further at how best to foster and support local transport offers (including through liaison with volunteer groups). Generally, we should do more to encourage safe cycling: could there be a continuous cycle path alongside East West Rail?
Please summarise your views on the future for transport in Oxfordshire.
Oxford is a well-connected county that will become better connected by rail over the next 10 years. We need to build on this opportunity to increase the options for low-carbon transport and active transport for residents. However, we also have more remote rural areas that can be left out of integrated transport ideas that focus on our towns. A 15 minute neighbourhood is more challenging in rural areas. We need to include those communities in the conversation. We also need to reflect on the impact of COVID and what it means for public transport and public confidence to use it; especially if restrictions are required for some time to come.