Safer Communities and Civil Liberties
It’s important for people to be safe in the places they live and work. Greens want to see road safety taken seriously, and the root causes of social conflict addressed.
The underlying causes of crime are complex, and Greens support solutions that recognise this. The gross inequality in our City and society in general can drive social conflict – we support making society more equal, including a wider adoption of the Living Wage.
- We were the main advocates of new pedestrian crossings such as at Donnington Bridge Road and Iffley Road.
- Successfully advocated the introduction of 20mph limits and a variety of traffic calming measures for Oxford roads, saving lives - especially of children.
- Championed the Cowley Road new road system - which led to a 35% decline in accidents.
- Greens pushed for the introduction of the Bicycle Bobbies and Community Response Officers.
- Guided the police to local trouble spots through our commitment to the Neighbourhood Action Groups.
- Got the council to amend their draconian measures against City homeless people, beggars and buskers.
- Support restoration of services for the homeless.
- Call for the abolition of the Police and Crime Commissioners and the restoration of democratic control of policing via an elected police authority.
- Push for 20mph speed limits on all residential roads in Oxford.
- Continue to push for safer cycling systems on all our roads.
- Expand neighbourhood policing.
- Advocate new solar lighting systems on side streets and other safety features which improve security.
- Support the Rape Crisis Centres, trying to stop the cuts, and speak out against sexual exploitation and activities such as trafficking and prostitution.
- Focus on eradicating anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime.
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