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Oxford Mini Holland

Funded on Spacehive 7 August 2019 Delivered 7 September 2019

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Oxford Mini Holland

Oxfordshire Liveable Streets By Oxfordshire Liveable Streets

This project funds a Mini Holland campaign for Oxford. This includes a costed proposal for a low-traffic residential zone, a video to launch the campaign, and an Oxford Mini Holland Weekend.

Oxford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 07 Aug 2019!

The Oxford Mini Holland campaign aims to achieve a step-change in liveability in East Oxford. The focal point is the Florence Park estate, but the design benefits people across East Oxford who use the Florence Park area as a transit or destination every day. Spacehive funds will pay for a costed proposal for a low-traffic area and placemaking in the Florence Park estate, serving as a nexus of walking and cycling routes connecting residents and amenities across a much wider catchment of East Oxford. Funds will also help pay for Oxford Mini Holland Weekend. This kicks off with workshops co-sponsored by at Brookes (Sept 7), a family-friendly drop-in afternoon at (Sept 8) and a Mini Holland Night at the Florence Park Community Centre (Sept 9). The events will premiere the liveable-neighbourhood costsings and the Oxford Mini Holland video. Oxford Mini Holland is a stepping-stone to a more liveable, people-first Oxford.

What we'll deliver:

  • Costed design options for low-traffic neighbourhood in 1-sq-km Flo Park estate
  • Video to promote Mini Holland in East Oxford
  • Three events to mark the Oxford Mini Holland Weekend

Why it's a great idea:

We have gathered interest and support from a wide area for this project. Many have stepped forward with pro-bono offerings of expertise and talents. The zeitgeist is with us. We must heed the many imperatives of building liveability into our surroundings: climate change, air poisoning, inactivity, social isolation and more. The inspiration for this project is the group of low-traffic neighbourhoods designed into the streetscape of Waltham Forest, London. These started life as a "Mini Holland", a reference to the liveability designed into most Dutch towns and cities. This project is a stepping stone on the path to a more liveable Oxford. Realisation will require public enthusiasm and public demand. And these begin with awareness.

Steps to get it done:

  • Video footage recorded
  • Video editing first cut
  • LTN design commissioned
  • LTN designer site visit
  • LTN design input meeting

For details on low-traffic neighbourhoods and the Waltham Forest experience, please see: "Mini-Holland puts people first, says Clyde Loakes" "Mini Holland schemes have proved their worth in outer-London boroughs" (Guardian). London Borough of Waltham Forest official site for the mini-Holland programme ("Enjoy Waltham Forest")


Location Oxford

About the space

Florence Park estate


Oxfordshire County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,416

Photorealistic renderings of placemaking highlights - £3,600 (43%)
LTN costing - £2,700 (32%)
Video editing - £1,400 (17%)
Campaign costs - £250 (3%)
Workshop venue at Oxford Brookes - £150 (2%)
Video production fixed costs - £100 (1%)
Other - £216 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Photorealistic renderings of placemaking highlights
LTN costing
Video editing
Campaign costs
Workshop venue at Oxford Brookes
Video production fixed costs
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Extra funds would be used on community engagement on the design features of the LTN proposal, community engagement on the LTN proposal itself, additional coach trips to Waltham Forest, and costs associated with an ongoing campaign focused on bringing a low-traffic neighbourhood to fruition and benefiting the wider East Oxford area and setting an example for other parts of Oxford and beyond.

Total £8,416

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