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November 14, 2012

The City of Oxford recently adopted a Complete Streets policy to create a safer city for pedestrians and has broken ground on a number of construction projects.

The City of Oxford recently adopted a Complete Streets policy to create a safer city for pedestrians and has broken ground on a number of construction projects.

Reanna Mayoral, assistant city engineer, said the policy’s guiding principle is to design, operate and maintain safe and convenient access and travel for all.

“Basically, the city wants to provide a transportation network that meets the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles,” Mayoral said.

October 24, 2012

Dear Editor,

Sometimes policy problems can be resolved at a low cost, sometimes installing a stop light could go far in making our lives safer. I’ve seen countless accidents at the intersection between Thacker Heights Drive and Highway 6, near Waller Funeral Home. The intersection is the only access to the city of four major neighborhoods, so heavy traffic enters the ramp into an equally heavily trafficked highway. People are distracted and don’t expect other motorists to stop at the yield sign, and thus rear-end.

September 25, 2012

Increased traffic on campus is not a new issue to us. The university has increased funding for the Oxford-University Transit bus program and has modified parking lots and decals. But there is still the issue of pedestrian and cyclist safety.

September 21, 2012

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end.

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end. The construction, which is part of Oxford’s Pathways Projects, will result in new bike paths on College Hill Road and is predicted to be finished by next week, according to Reanna G. Mayoral, assistant city engineer. Work began on the path in June with a six-week shutdown of traffic to replace a box culvert.

September 20, 2012

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community.

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community. According to an Oxford Eagle article, Diana Wells, a parent of a Lafayette Elementary School kindergartener, claimed to see a bus driver talking on her cell phone while children were on the bus. The consequences of bus drivers using their cell phones while driving children are discretionary and situational, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.

September 5, 2012

The Dodge Dart that most people remember was a V-8, rear-wheel drive, drag strip king that put fear into any driver who dared to cross its path. 

 
The Dodge Dart that most people remember was a V-8, rear-wheel drive, drag strip king that put fear into any driver who dared to cross its path. 
Of course, it also had an interior that could be rivaled by a Greyhound bus and put fear into many Dart drivers because its brakes worked about as good as a Roman Chariot’s. 

September 4, 2012

We all remember these first fine words spoken by Neil Armstrong as he was the first person to leave a foot’s impression on the dusty surface of the moon.
It was a sad moment in the hearts of not only Americans, but worldwide, to hear of his passing on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at age 82. He had bypass surgery and was recovering well, but died due to “complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures,” according to his family.

August 30, 2012

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

August 29, 2012

Aside from the green line, pedestrians and cyclists face many difficulties crossing Highway 6. With a growing number of students living south along Old Taylor Road, the lack of a suitable crossing point on either of the nearby overpasses (Old Taylor and Coliseum Drive) places pedestrians and cyclists to face either of the bridges and the dangers therein.
The difficulty is that this stretch across the bridge leaves a paltry space between the pedestrian and a thirty-foot drop down to Highway 6.