Oxfordshire will be vitally important in creating technology and knowledge economy jobs for the whole country. The county has committed to adding 100,000 new homes for the people who are going to contribute to this, but Oxfordshire’s transport infrastructure is already overwhelmed, not least in its medieval city centre. Is the timing right for the region to revisit a project that has been tabled for many years, to include a tram or light railway network as part of an integrated transport solution?read more...
Changes to Oxfordshire's transport network are under way and as the county council makes data-based policy decisions, its upcoming modelling platform may be of help.
Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has taken delivery of nine electric vehicles (EV’s) as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), a £41m project designed to integrate and dramatically decarbonise energy, heat and transport systems across the city.
The new Mini Electric is rolling off the production line at BMW’s Mini Plant in Oxford ready for launch on March 7. Every 67 seconds a newly-built Mini drives out of the plant, and now it can be a petrol, diesel or electric model. TechTribe Oxford visits the plant and tries out the new car on Oxford's roads.
Oxford Bus Company is to examine whether its PickMeUp service could attract new funding following a new five-year funding package announced by the government.
The financial case for electric vehicles (EV’s) was the focus of an Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire Greentech business breakfast this week. To a packed room at the Said Business School, speakers addressed topics that would-be adopters of commercial EV's want to understand. Leasing options, tax breaks, insurance, the second-hand market and cost of ownership were all high on the agenda.
Congestion and pollution are the unwanted byproducts of our growing economy. Business leaders share their thoughts on solutions and the future of connectivity.
When it needed to replace a six-year-old transport modelling system, Oxfordshire County Council saw an opportunity to innovate by identifying the outcomes needed, then giving firms the challenge of delivering on them.
As more electric cargo bikes take to Oxford's roads, they could become the catalyst the city needs to make cycling provision ample and safe for all.
Parked commercial electric vehicles (EV's) could be used to help balance electricity supply on the UK’s energy network. Oxfordshire County Council is taking part in a national scheme to test the feasibility of vehicle-to-grid power management. This would involve EV's delivering power from their batteries back into the national grid when they are plugged in for charging, helping to prevent the network from becoming stressed at peak times.
Here are two makers of cargo bikes currently being used on Oxford’s cycle network. For more advice contact bike retailer Warlands on Botley Road.
Online shopping and AirBnB are key growth drivers for cargo bike deliveries for firms like bike courier Pedal & Post and Oxwash laundry service.
UX Oxford: UX in publishing Two UX experts share their experience and knowledge from the world of publishing. Leanne Dobson, UX designer at publisher Taylor & Francis talks on streamlining access to research on discovery tools and scholarly platforms, is joined by Fruto Design’s Dave Johns, formerly of Pearson (Edexcel), where he worked on digital tools for teachers. 7.30pm. Book here
Preventing and controlling pandemics: from SARS to COVID-19 A conversation between Oxford Martin School visiting fellow, Professor Chris Dye and former chair of Public Health England Professor David Heymann. These two experts on viruses and pandemics will discuss what measures can be taken to prevent future pandemics, and how a post COVID-19 world might look. Hosted by Oxford Martin School. 5pm. Book here
Hacking C# and ReST Q&A ReST was formalised 20 years ago now, and continues to be a source of debate amongst developers. Sebastien Lambla has been coding such systems since the noughties and in this session he’ll do a quick overview of the state of ReST today, then engage with attendees in a Q&A session. Hosted by .Net Oxford. 6.45pm. Book here