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Live updates as Oxfordshire communities call for reform after deaths of five female cyclists in three years

Live updates as Oxfordshire communities call for reform after deaths of five female cyclists in three years

Flowers left at Oxford Parkway following the death of a cyclist nearby Following the deaths of five female cyclists in only three years, two of…

Thursday, Jun 09

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Flowers left at Oxford Parkway following the death of a cyclist nearby Following the deaths of five female cyclists in only three years, two of which occurred in the space of one month, communities around Oxford have rallied for safer cycling infrastructure and posed the question of why female cyclists seem to be more heavily involved in fatal collisions with vehicles.

Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, a campaign to build safe and active travel across the county, is hosting an event called ‘Build Back Fairer’ to discuss what can be done to reduce these female fatalities in the future. In collaboration with West Oxfordshire District Council, Oxfordshire Liveable Streets is using the upcoming Women’s Tour cycle race to "highlight making our streets safer for women to walk and cycle".

The agenda for the event includes a talk from transport planner Lucy Marstrand on considering gender in road design and the evidence that shows female road users are more at risk. At the end of the event, there will be a push for district councils to elect specific ‘Women’s Bicycle Mayors’ for each district.

Follow along with the event via our live blog below, where we will be updating you on all the main points.

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