Connecting Oxford – have your say on how to improve connectivity, reduce congestion and tackle pollution in Oxford.

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are very keen to have your feedback on ideas being put forward to drastically reduce congestion and pollution across Oxford, and deliver better public transport, pedestrian and cycling access. The ideas involve:

  • New traffic restrictions in the city centre and in parts of Oxford’s Eastern Arc*
  • A workplace parking levy (WPL) in parts of Oxford’s Eastern Arc* with all income raised funding transport improvements

* an outer area of the city extending from Wolvercote to Rosehill/Littlemore via Marston, Headington and Cowley which includes many of the city’s largest employers.

Amongst other things, these would enable new and improved:

  • Bus routes, particularly linking the Eastern Arc to other areas within and outside the city
  • Walking and cycling routes across the city

There would be significant benefits for Oxfordshire including a more productive and sustainable environment for businesses, workers and residents because there would be: better connectivity, reduced congestion; quicker and more reliable journeys, and improved air quality and health.

The councils have put a great deal of thought into these ideas, but they are still at a relatively early stage.  Further research, public consultation and other technical work would be needed before a decision to implement any of these ideas could be made.

You can comment online via the Connecting Oxford webpage until midnight on 20th October or you can write to Oxfordshire County Council at:

Connecting Oxford

County Hall

New Road

Oxford

OX1 1ND