Reforming Oxfordshire’s transport network: Time for the Oxford Metro?

Antony David | Infrastructure | Sustainability | Jul 6th 2020

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?


Oxfordshire’s new transport model to offer ‘more nimble’ insights for network planners

Karen David | Infrastructure | Government | Jun 10th 2020

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.


ESO helps ODS go electric with first EV’s added to fleet

Karen David | Energy | Infrastructure | Automotive | Sustainability | Apr 28th 2020

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.


Oxford car plant charges into a new era, as Mini electric hits the streets

Karen David | Automotive | Sustainability | Manufacturing | Mar 5th 2020

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 ‘exploring possibilities’ for new bus fund to boost its green transport initiatives 

Karen David | Infrastructure | Sustainability | Government | Feb 24th 2020

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.


Lower cost of ownership strengthens business case for commercial EV’s

Antony David | Event Review | Sustainability | OxfordshireGreentech | Feb 6th 2020

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.


Connectivity: How can we tackle congestion and pollution in Oxfordshire?

Congestion and pollution are the unwanted byproducts of our growing economy. Business leaders share their thoughts on solutions and the future of connectivity.


Council aims to drive innovation with transport modelling project

Karen David | Infrastructure | Finance | Oct 7th 2019

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.


Can the rise of electric cargo bikes transform the structure of Oxford’s roads?

Karen David | Infrastructure | Sustainability | Aug 23rd 2019

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.


Vehicle-to-grid: Oxfordshire study could mean power from electric vehicles is used to balance supply 

Karen David | Automotive | Sustainability | Dec 6th 2019

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.


Cargo bikes in Oxford: What they are and where to buy

Karen David | Sustainability | Aug 23rd 2019

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.


Electric cargo bikes: Last and first mile trailblazers

Karen David | Infrastructure | Aug 23rd 2019

Online shopping and AirBnB are key growth drivers for cargo bike deliveries for firms like bike courier Pedal & Post and Oxwash laundry service.

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