The bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund will accelerate the introduction of a new science and technology park and boost the economy of Carterton.
The traders are taking part in a trial of electric cargo bikes with refrigerated capability for deliveries as preparation for the Zero Emission Zone Pilot in August.
The council will express an interest in the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme – a new government funding competition to transition to zero emission transport by 2050.
The new cycle hub opened in March 2021 which can accommodate circa 600 bikes. The rental bikes are available from the same, secure location and are free for the first 48 hours of use.
Oxfordshire County Council signed an agreement to procure an electric, self-driving minibus for use by staff working at Milton Park near Didcot.
Following the trial implementation of LTNs in Cowley, the council is now planning to expand the trials into Divinity Road, St Mary’s and St Clements areas in the east Oxford area.
The funding will progress development work for the introduction of a new track and platform, and design of a new western station entrance next to Botley Road.
This will allow the council to develop a system capable of offering transport data to technology development companies and the public.
The Bicester site is the first of 24 council-owned car parks that will have an EV charging hub installed this year under the £5.2 million Park and Charge scheme.
The UK’s largest public EV charging hub of 38 fast and ultra-rapid chargers will deliver 100% renewable energy to EV drivers day and night.