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 last week. The national package includes a £170m ‘bus fund’ to support more electric buses, increase rural mobility and trial new ‘Superbus’ services.read more...
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.
Income insecurity in the 21st Century A morning of talks exploring the current challenges of income insecurity, with keynote speaker Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England. Topics include pay volatility and income insecurity issues in the UK, their implications for the labour market and the structure of the social security system. Speakers also include Matteo Richiardi, Professor of Economics and Director of EUROMOD, University of Essex, INET Associate and Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath. 11.15 to 1pm at Oxford Martin School, Oxford OX1 3BD Details
Introducing Janet Ogundele, non-executive director at HR Wallingford, talks about the successes and challenges she has faced as a woman and person of colour. With more than two decades of experience devising HR strategy, managing change and building best practice HR functions, Janet’s expertise centres around delivery of business results through effective, collaborative and commercial HR interventions. 1 to 2pm, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Conference Centre. Details.
Introducing Janet Ogundele Non-executive director at HR Wallingford, Janet Ogundele talks about the successes and challenges she has faced as a woman and person of colour. With more than two decades of experience devising HR strategy, managing change and building best practice HR functions, Janet’s expertise centres around delivery of business results through effective, collaborative and commercial HR interventions. 1 to 2pm, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Conference Centre. Details.