Background information about Oxfordshire County Council wider strategy to make active travel and public transport quicker, safer and more convenient, benefitting residents’ quality of life, air quality and the environment, and the funding that will enable this vision to be achieved: Oxfordshire makes ambitious new bid for active travel funding.
Firstly, it’s important to keep in mind that the status quo is already costing us a fortune. A recent County Council consultation made a strong case for the benefits of LTNs as high-value low-cost improvements which produce very substantial benefits for local communities . They require fairly low-level engineering
The most prominent example of low-traffic neighbourhoods in England is in the London borough of Waltham Forest. A number of similar initiatives inspired by this scheme and its proven success in addressing problems such as road safety, physical inactivity and air pollution are now being implemented around the country. Closer