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"Accidents" - are not accidental 98
Active Healthy Travel 119
Active Travel Strategy 92
Agar, Elizabeth 98
Air Quality (see also under Pollution)
          Air Quality Action Plan 66, 67, 109
          Air Quality Management Area 93
          Low emission zone 110
A More Walkable Oxford 85, 86, 114, 116, 120
"Angry Pedestrian" poem by Peter Bearder 78
Area Committees, City Council 43, 74, 92
          volunteers needed 93, 94
Atkinson, Tim. County Traffic Signals Manager 80

Banbury Road
          Pavement extensions 33
          Woodstock Road corridor 57
Barton, City extension 94
BBOWT 97, 98
Bearder, Peter. "Angry Pedestrian" poem 78
Beaumont Street, zebra crossing proposed 54
Bhutan, report from 54
Bike polite 103
Blavatnik School of Government 104
BMW bridleway 52, 70
Bollards, child-shaped 89
Botley Road, core pedestrian network proposal 54
Brake: road safety charity 51
Bridges, Walking increases over Magdalen and Folly Bridges 54
Brighton New Road shared space scheme 99
Broad Street
          benches rejected 41
          cafe approved 63
         
lights 118, 119
         
parking 45       
          survey 48, 49
         
Kim Wilkie design for 54
Building sites blocking pavements 31
Buses, Magdalen Street 106
           services 115
           shelters - cycle lane conflicts 23

Cabinet Office - Urban Transport Analysis 91
Campaign suggestions 65
Canal path 103
Capital Shopping, Westgate development 77, 78, 81
Car Free Day - see International Car Free Day
Car-free Cities Conference 92
"Cars: for and against" OUP publication criticised 47
Car tax does not pay for roads 37
Car tyres recyledfor pavement surface, California 41
Chairman needed 94
Chewing gum 68
Child pedestrians 103
Child Road Safety Bill 68
Children and Young People's Plan 67
Chivers, Andy 100, 120
Churchill Hospital, pedestrian access 59
City Centre 93
City walking strategy 36, 37
Civic Society - OxPA links with 100
Climate change 37
Compensation for footway injury 36, 56
Congestion charge for Oxford? 112
Controlled Parking Zones 79, 90, 94, 95, 101, 104, 105, 106
Core pedestrian routes 39, 44
Cornmarket
          design problems 51
          Gap 113 
          granite "perchers" at £10,000 each 53
          Scrutiny Committee 60
          traffic lights 55, 56, 57, 64, 65
Cotswold Line Promotion Group 90
“Countryside Events” City Council leaflet 81
Countryside Officer puts walking on the Shotover map 47
County Council
          County walking strategy 26, 87
          Refuses to appoint Pedestrian and Cycle Officer 61
          Takeover by Conservatives 63
Cowley Road
          Carnival 76, 82, 88
          CCTV cameras 78
          Tesco's cycle parking 34
CPZ - see Controlled Parking Zones
Crew, Vivien, death 112
Crossfalls (driveway extensions) 28, 31
Cullen, Paul.  
          Elected Chairman 66
          Memorial bench 105, 107
          Obituary 98
Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park 79
CWIS (Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy) 119
Cycle rickshaws 80
Cycle parking spaces - need for more 51
Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (DfT) 116, 119
Cyclox 55, 106, 110

Dahl See Sushila Dahl
"Death Row Crossings" 7
De-clutter the city centre 102
Department for Transport (DfT) 117
Der Spiegel; cyclists and car drivers clash in Germany 99
Diabetes type 2 as "walking deficiency syndrome" 120
Disabled pedestrians 98
Driverless cars, a possible future? 116
Driveway extensions (crossways) making pavements dangerous 31, 33
Dropped-kerb parking 88

East Oxford Farmers' Market, OxPA stall 83
Editorial team - help wanted 91
Engines running in parked vehicles 56
Environmental Transport Association 52
European Car Free Day See International Car Free Day
European Mobility Week 95
European Transport Committee urges 20mph limits 99
Exercise, benefits of 100, 120
Exhaust fumes from foreign coaches 47
Expressway Oxford (GTE) 49, 50

Facebook 113
Flooding 77, 110
Folly Bridge roadworks 100
Footpath neglected. Cherwell River to Marston 48
Footpath Wardens 114
Frideswide Square 94, 95, 102, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117

George Street 67
          inappropriate resurfacing 76
          pedestrian priority 18, 80
          traffic lights 55, 64, 65
          Worcester Street junction 115
Girona. Report from 59
Glass doors danger 33
"Going Green" paper from ETA 52
Gray, Sir Muir 84, 120
Green Spaces. See Oxford Green Spaces.
Guide Dog charity 111
Guided Transport Express (GTE). See Expressway.

Headington
          Access to Headington project 118
          Headington and Marston Traffic Strategy (HAMATS) 46, 47
          London Road - Latimer Road Toucan crossing 52
          Nuffield Hospital traffic 63
          Old Road/Lime Walk junction 55
          proposed London Road changes 76
          residents parking 55
          school children safety concerns 105
          walking map 109
Headington Action 106
Headington Festival 118
Headington Hill Park. Evening walk 104
Headington Neighbourhood Plan 111
Health benefits of walking 57
Health Centres 70
Health Walks 34, 51, 53, 64, 73, 112
Hertford Street. Home zoning pilot project 44
High Street 73, 81
          bus gate 66
Highway Code consultation 68
Hollybush Row, illegal turns by taxis 53
Home zones 28, 38, 44
Horspath Road traffic calming 31
Howell, Steve 90
Hudspeth, Ian 75, 88

Inner ring road.
          Lack of pedestrian crossings 17
                    County Council refuses to consider 26 
Integrated Transport Strategy 59
International Car Free Day 48, 61, 63, 65, 67, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 89, 108
          County Council declines to support 45, 53
International Walk to School Day 119
In town without my car. See International Car Free Day
Iffley Road traffic calming 18
Isis Farmhouse pub 83

Jackson Road "rat run". Highways Authority fails to help 24
Jericho boatyard 70, 76, 77, 78, 82, 84
Jones, Ray.
          Obituary 107
          Retires as Treasurer 100

Kierkegaard quotation 41
Kingston Road 28
Kraftl, Martin 70

Leisure Strategy 67
Leopold Street crossfalls 31
Life begins @ 20 70, 71, 72
          Oxford Times poll 84
Lindsell, Jenny. Retirement as Chairman 28
Lingwood, Patrick, OxPA Technical Advisor 30
          "Walking to the Shops" Summertwon survey 25
Little Clarendon Street 71
Living Streets (National Pedestrians Assocation) 36, 50, 67, 88
          
Forum 95
          OxPA declines affiliation 45
Local correspondents wanted 89
Local Election candidates. OxPA quizzes 9
Local Plan consultation on housing development 45
Local transport spending. Oxford near bottom 109
Local Transport Plan 34, 59, 64, 67, 70, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 112, 114, 119
Longwall Street traffic calming removed 41
Lord Mayor’s Parade 81
Low Emission Zone 90

Magdalen Street buses 106
Making British Roads Safer. Government paper 87
“Manual for Streets”. Government publication 77
          priorities for improving provision for pedestrians and cyclists 77
Mapping matters 38
Marston Road/Banbury Road junction 99
McKibben, David. County Council Head of Transport. 58
Medical Royal Colleges Report on CWIS 119
Missing Link Project 44
Mitchell, Keith. Appoints himself "City Liaison Person" 65"Murder most foul" 93
Mullard, Bess, poem "Going soth" 120

National Pedestrians Association (Living Streets) 36
          Worst/best pavement survey 23, 35
National Walk to Work Day 81
Nature Walks 97, 99
New Inn Hall Street
          progress 88
          yellow lines 89
New Road pavement widened 41
News from overseas 91
NHS Primary Care Trust “Walking where you live” 72
Nitrous oxide levels too high 53

OECD/ITF report on pedestrian safety 107
Old Road Campus development proposals 104
On Foot in Oxford 109, 117
Oriel Square parking 50
Osney footbridge,
           refurbishment programme 85
           footbridge, refurbished 87
OTS see Oxford Transport Strategy
Overhanging foliage 7
Oxford Bus Company. Drivers asked not to leave engines running 24
Oxford Green Spaces 93, 106
" Oxford on Foot" 83, 84
          launch 82
          
podcast 93
          volunteers needed 95
Oxford-Marylebone rail proposals 87
Oxford Pedestrian Map 45
Oxford station - see Railway station
Oxford traffic growth above national average 46
Oxford Transport Strategy (OTS) 27, 48, 54, 57, 61
          Report on Public Enquiry 19         
OxPA  gets seat on Working Party 45
OxPA
          City Centre bench proposed 47
          is not political 89           
          local correspondents, wanted 89
          membership geography 74
          survey of obstructed and cluttered footways 71, 74

Parking. More free short term parking 63
          residents' parking charges 62
Park and ride
          Kidlington proposal public enquiry 25
          relative costs 63
          transfer of Council ownership 82
Parks Road
          crossing points 39
          cycle lane on pavement 26
Pavement cycling 35, 51, 101, 102
          injury caused by 48
Pavement gritters 106
Pavement parking (See also Controlled Parking Zones) 57, 88, 94, 95, 97, 99, 101, 113, 114, 117
          stickers 60, 62, 64, 65, 66, 82
         
cost of pavement damage 101
Pavements
          Are for People 16, 18
          blocked by wheelie bins 89
          damage from parking 55
          ice and snow not cleared 49, 50
          obstructed 12, 52, 58, 70
          survey of obstructed and cluttered footways 71, 74, 97
          unsafe 64, 80
                   footpath hazard report form 83
Pay and Display machines vandalised 56
Peddler, Gwynneth. Oxford Access Forum 93
Pedestrian and Cycle sub-committee 31
Pedestrian crossings 45, 59, 60, 106
          Inner ring road 17,26         
          Puffins vs. Pelicans 21         
          St Aldate's 69
          Crossing times insufficient 110
Pedestrian deaths rise 104
Pedestrian Forum 14, 21
Pedestrian Liberation 99
Pedestrian map of Oxford 113, 114
Pedestrian Officer. City Council refuses to appoint 26
Pedestrian pound 109
Pedestrian safety, urban space and health. OECD/ITF report 107
Pedestrians as special group 86
Pembroke Street
           cycles blocking pavement 34
           how to improve? 105, 116
Photo competition 116, 117
Planning. Government proposals unacceptable 46
Police Safer Streets Campaign 73
Police agree to impose 20 mph limits 104, 109
Political - OxPA is not! 89
Pollution, dangers of air pollution 100, 117, 119
          air pollution levels in Oxford 18, 61, 62, 83, 86, 107, 109
          air pollution and transport in Oxford centre 105
          city centre pollution, a Councillor's view 108
          Low Emission Zone 110
Port Meadow views damaged by development 105
Premium bus routes 83
Prison site redevelopment plans 51, 52
Pritchard, Andrew 103
Publicity by OxPA 39
Puddles 36, 68, 69, 102, 106

Queen Street changes 68, 118, 119
         OxPA's response 86

Railway Station 90, 92, 93, 104, 113
         
access problems for pedestrians and cyclists 101, 103, 104
          Master Plan 108, 113         
          new transport hub? 103, 106
          perverse "no pedestrians" sign 39, 53
          Station site 10, 11, 13
                     ill-chosen cobbles 30
Refuges removed for convenience of lorries 39
Reid, Gordon. City Centre Manager 92, 102
Report it!, footpath hazard form 83
Resurfacing, roads 69, 83
Road Danger Reduction 115
RoadPeace 10, 115
Road Safety, have your say 87
Road Safety Week 51
Roadpeace 63, 84
Road user hierarchy 34
Road Witching 96
Road works - unnecessary blockage of footpaths 33, 100
Roberts, Anthony. City Council Countryside Officer 81
Roundabout, Park End Street/New Road 81, 82
ROX bididng for more parking places 52
Royal Geographical Society 119

Sawyer, Adam. Presentation on County Active Travel Plan 80
School Travel Survey 72
Shared space, shared pavements 85, 95, 99
            government initiative 100, 102
Ship Street. For pedestrianisation? 104
Smartphones, dangers 118
Snow, ice, and pavement safety 37, 96, 101, 110
Snow warden scheme 101
South Hinksey rail bridge rebuilding 105
Special constables and pavement cycling 39, 41,
Speed
         cameras 51, 59
                    High Court challenge to Government 50
          management 95, 96
Speeding, crashes and economic consequences 96
St Aldates - how to improve? 105, 118
St Ebbes Street. Cycle route 18
St Giles 45
         
coach parking 33, 45, 47
         
County votes down design competition 35
          Fair 77
          redevelopment campaign 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 115
          Speeding 105
          Winter Fair 111
Stalls at Fairs 91, 96, 98, 99, 115
Stop Westgate Campaign 80
Street clutter 95
Streets of the past 88
Streets for People Day See International Car Free Day
Summer Speed Watch 69
Summertown
          pavements changed without consulting pedestrians' interests 6          
          proposals for traffic easing 72
          residents parking 54
          20 mph limit success 75
          "Walking to the Shop" survey report 25
Sustainable City vision 110
Sushila Dahl
          retirement as editor 89
         
appointed as Chairman 96

The more you walk the more you smile 75
Towards a sustainable Transport System. Government paper 84
Towpaths, maintenance 46, 57, 64, 74, 83
Traffic calming, 82
Traffic "disappearance" 22
Traffic wardens 56
Transform Oxford
           launch 84
           OxPA's response 85
           update 106
Transition Oxford 86
Transport hub at Oxpens 103
Transport future in Oxford 111
Transport Tsar, new appointment 88
Trees, destruction of 79
Trouble spots for pedestrians 92
Turl Street. For pedestrianisation? 104
Twenty mph
           County Council lack of enthusiasm 111
           enforcement at last 104, 109, 112         
           enforcement (lack of) 90
           phone-in 53         
          Jericho and North Oxford 61
Twenty’s plenty,
          launch 66
          action day 73, 74, 75
          major success 87
Twenty mph limits in London 85

Upper Fisher Row, inappropriate crossing placement 52
Urban Transport Analysis, Cabinet Office 2009 91
USA, pedestrian crossings in New York 116

Volunteers for Area Committees needed 92
Vulnerable Roadusers Survey 42,46

Walkability, national support for 96
Walkability Test 92
Walk & Talk 2009 89
Walk4Life 95
Walk to School Week/Month 35, 69, 75, 80, 92, 93, 109
Walk to Work Day 75, 80, 92, 97
"Walking deficiency syndrome" 120
Walking in Oxford. A visitor's view. Bruce Gerry 58
"Walking in Towns and Cities" Report 38, 44
Walking map for Oxford 107, 108
Walking map for Headington 109
Walking Project bid 109
Walking Works 85
Walks in Oxford, website 120
Weatherall, Ros 113
Website 49, 87
"We don't drive" 117
Wet November 91
West End
          Area Action Plan 76
          Core Strategy 71 
Westgate development 62, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 77, 78, 81, 98, 102, 108, 111, 113, 114, 118
           consultation 108           
           gets approval 96
           Stop Westgate Campaign 80
Wheelie bins 73, 89, 90
Whelan, Deborah 98
Whitehouse Road (cycle path on footway) 68
Wilkie, Kim. Design for Broad Street 53
Winter Party 114
Wirral pavement parking campaign 105
Woodin, Mike. Obituary 58
Woodstock Road, cycle lane put on pavement 36
Worcester College pedestrian crossing 11, 28
          petition organised 6, 7
Worcester Street junction 115
Worst places for pedestrians survey 93

Yellow Ribbon campaign 97

Zebra crossings 80