Decision details

Motion by Councillor Suzanne Bartington

Decision Maker: County Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Order of Business


RESOLVED: nem con to move Agenda Item 18 to Agenda Item 15.


With the consent of Council, Councillor Bartington moved her motion, amended at the suggestion of Councillor Paul Buckley as follows:


“This Council recognizes our ambition to achieve economic growth whilst improving the health and wellbeing of communities in Oxfordshire.  Active travel provides an effective mechanism to achieve such goals, with potential to co-deliver multiple social, environmental and economic benefits. This council has recognised recognises in LTP4 the importance of investment in sustainable transport and shares the Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy ambition to double cycling by 2025. Accepting Cognizant of Andrew Gilligan’s recent recommendations to the National Infrastructure Commission into and within Oxford, it now wishes to accelerate progress towards this goal. This Council therefore calls upon the Cabinet Member for Environment to:


  1. Apply Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) to agree a prioritised and costed Strategic Active Travel Network (SATN), building on work of the Oxfordshire Cycle Network.
  2. Actively seek capital and revenue funding for SATN delivery through local and national sources. 
  3. Assess what co-benefits could be gained by allocating a fraction of local transport funds to active travel infrastructure (e.g. 5 or 10%) following best practice examples.
  4. influence the Planning authorities use of planning powers more proactively and effectively to achieve beneficial active travel outcomes.
  5. Establish a framework to oversee quality control of all active travel infrastructure projects in accordance with the Oxfordshire Cycling Design Standards, from inception through planning to implementation, ensuring all proposals are audited for safety and encouragement of active travel.
  6. Use innovative data sources and technologies to identify active travel patterns and latent demand, and to monitor and increase effectiveness of interventions.”


The Motion as amended was carried unanimously (49 votes to 0).

Publication date: 12/11/2018

Date of decision: 06/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 06/11/2018 - County Council