• Bus Loops in the City Centre

    Our response to the Consultants’ proposals

    1 February 2018

    At an event on 9 January 2018 consultants Phil Jones Associates and Integrated Transport Planning presented their ideas for tackling the congestion problems in the city centre. While the ideas are interesting there was little opportunity for an informed debate on the potential effects of the two options presented. We hope this failing can be overcome in the next stage of the process.

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  • Should Queen Street be closed to buses and taxis?

    The County rethinks its proposals

    17 November 2016

    The County Council originally seemed set on permanently closing Queen Street to buses and taxis. When they went to public consultation, many voices including our own pointed out fundamental problems with the idea. We are glad to see that now the proposal is going back to the County for a decision, the officers’ recommendation is that more time is taken to look at the options.

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  • Queen Street Closure – County Recommendations

    Extract from the paper to Cabinet Member for Environment

    17 November 2016

    This text is extracted from the paper presented to the County Council's Cabinet Member for Environment on 24 November 2016, after a public consultation on a proposal to close Queen Street to buses and taxis once the new Westgate shopping centre is open.

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  • Queen Street Closure to Buses and Taxis

    Our response to the County's consultation

    16 October 2016

    We consider that the time has come for the City to decide where its priorities lie: surely the main character of Oxford is its historic environment, not a retail experience. A complete re-think of transport in central Oxford is needed, to free up more of the historic centre from buses and bus layover spaces

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  • Westgate redevelopment transport proposals

    We are seriously concerned about the inadequate transport assessments.

    25 July 2013

    Many of Oxford’s main roads are already chronically congested, with consistently poor air quality as a result. The traffic analyses produced so far do not convince us that these problems will not get worse when this development is completed.

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  • Westgate Development comments

    Our letter to developers Land Securities about their plans for redeveloping the Westgate Centre

    4 July 2013

    Developers Land Securities have been consulting on their plans for redeveloping the Westgate Centre prior to submitting formal planning applications later this year. We have written to them with our comments expressing the hope that plans for the new Westgate can be better integrated with the other strategic developments, especially Oxpens and the rail station.

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