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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kate Kellum

Local events planned to promote biking to work

With May being National Bike Month, local cyclists have put together some events Friday to help promote cycling around Oxford, including Bike to Work Day. (May 15, 2014, Page 1)

World Spay Day gets big push

Local citizens and veterinarians have joined together to offer a free, two-day spay and neuter event, Feb. 24 and 25. (February 6, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Pathways puts in wish list for new city planner

Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission spent about 35 minutes with Daniel Logan, owner of Logan Development Groups that was recently hired by the city to help them find a new city planner when current planner Tim Akers retires in April. The commission expressed qualities they felt the new planner should posses to help deal with Oxford’s growth. (February 4, 2014, Page 2)

Board reviews traffic calming policy

The Publics Work Department and Pathways Commission are working to revamp a traffic calming policy that may go into affect later this spring if approved by Oxford aldermen. The new policy will set guidelines on helping neighborhoods reduce speeding and cut-through drivers. (March 19, 2013, Page 1, 3)

11th Street to get speed humps

Residents on South 11th Street may soon have a bumpier drive on their way to their home. Mayor Pat Patterson announced Monday night that South 11th Street will be getting three speed humps to help slow down traffic on the neighborhood road. Residents signed a petition in March requesting the humps that will be 12-feet wide and 3 to 3.5 inches high. (October 16, 2012, Page 1, 12)

Cycling events honor lost friends, spread awareness

Cyclists will ride in silence for an hour Wednesday in honor of those who have lost their lives while biking along north Mississippi roads.
The Ride of Silence event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyceum on the University of Mississippi campus. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

Oxford to accomodate walkers

The Oxford Pathway Commission is working to obtain a Walk Friendly designation and asked the city to sign a charter that it supports walking on Tuesday. (December 21, 2011, Page 2)

Is Oxford a safe biking community?

Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)

Making a promise to ‘Share the Road’ safely

A University of Mississippi organization is asking the community to make a commitment to make Oxford’s roads safe for everyone, whether they ride a bike or drive a car by signing a pledge during the first “Share the Road” event being held Oct. 3-7. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

United Way reaches goal

Despite a down-turn in the economy, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County met and exceeded its $425,000 goal for its 2009 campaign, raising a total of $425,732 to be distributed to 16 of its partner agencies. (April 29, 2010, Page 1)

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