Dr Alison Hill, of cycling campaign group Cyclox, urges people to support the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan.
On Tuesday the Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet is meeting to make decisions on two radical traffic proposals, the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan and as a core component of that plan, the traffic filters that aim to reduce the number of car journeys across the city.
These plans have caused a lot of contention and the council chamber will no doubt be full to bursting with people wanting to put their views across.
The plan if implemented will result in a huge shake-up in the way all of us will travel into, within and around Oxford .
The last big shake-up was 20 or so years ago when motor traffic was removed from Cornmarket and Queen Street and bus gates were installed in the High Street. Those changes too were highly contentious. But since then traffic volumes in the city have increased to such an extent that cars dominate the city.
Something had to be done and Oxfordshire County Council has proposed the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan to tackle the amount of motor vehicle traffic, and to meet the commitments in the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan to address the climate emergency and to create an inclusive, integrated and sustainable transport network.
You will no doubt guess what Cyclox’s position is. Our 700 members expected us to support the proposals and we have in our response to the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan approved every one of the 22 […]
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