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« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2020, 07:01:09 am »

I presume that you are talking about Oxfordshire CC, not Oxford City, who appear to be having a funny (peculiar not haha) turn over cycling.
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« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2020, 04:57:12 pm »

When I applied for planning permission to replace a window, I had to explain "in what way my proposed development would encourage sustainable transport choices"
And also the impact of my proposed works on flood risk.
Nothing about newts though.

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2020, 05:21:24 pm »

I presume that you are talking about Oxfordshire CC, not Oxford City, who appear to be having a funny (peculiar not haha) turn over cycling.
Indeed. (Oxfordshire CC is the highways authority, though a few day-to-day things are delegated to Oxford City Council in their area.)
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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2020, 10:51:34 pm »

Here's another report I haven't read yet. I thought it was only relevant because this thread had already strayed into general housing design and even aesthetics, but in fact transport is mentioned quite a lot in the text. It's the final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, titled "Living with Beauty: Promoting health, well-being and sustainable growth".
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