Connecting Oxford is a comprehensive transport plan developed by Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council setting out bold measures to reduce motor traffic, increase active travel and improve bus services across Oxfordshire. It was initially consulted on in 2019 and takes effect from 2023.
Although they’ve only made the headlines recently, Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are nothing new and much of Oxford’s road network is already designed that way, exposing the gaps in-between. Some of these existing LTNs were purpose-built and some have been ‘retro-fitted’ with filters to prevent problematic through-traffic. They’
On 29 July, Cllr Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Highway Management in Oxfordshire’s Fair Deal Alliance, heard residents and representatives of communities, organisations or campaigns speak on the proposed East Oxford Low Traffic Neighbourhoods in the Divinity Road, St Clement’s and St Mary’s areas.