Broad Street pedestrianisation survey
Your responses will go into our report to the Council
27 July 2021
Broad Street must surely be one of the most beautiful spaces in the city with its handsome and dignified architecture, its wonderful vistas and the central role it plays in the ceremonial life of the University. But it is not being used to its full potential. Without traffic and parking the street could provide a focal point for leisure and entertainment with scope for creative, changing uses.
The Society has been involved with the Council and the designers LDA in the planning of the current pilot scheme for the pedestrianisation of Broad Street, starting with the west end. We are delighted that the pilot scheme is now installed for scrutiny and we hope people will give their views on how we might go forward. We hope that eventually the whole of Broad Street can be part of this aspiration. This may take years to fully deliver but now is the time to start!
We are asked our members and the citizens of Oxford what they like and dislike about the west end pilot: how they would like Broad Street to be revitalised and regenerated. The survey attracted 169 responses which will be analysed and summarised, and given in a report to the Council. The results will also be published here when they are complete.