PEOPLE living in Oxford are urged to take part in a consultation on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, which is closing next week.
The initiative, which has seen roads in East Oxford blocked off at one end as part of a trial, has been up for consultation since May, and residents have until November 30 to give their views.
The authority said it chose East Oxford as a trial area for the scheme as it has a high population of young families and a mix of primary and secondary schools, as well as a large number of children travelling to schools in other parts of the city and outside the city.
The area also has direct links to the city centre and to the southern bypass, both attracting a much higher level of traffic and contributing to slightly poorer air quality than some other areas of the city.
Last week, the council decided to spend £100,000 to replace the plastic bollards in East Oxford with steel ones after ‘unprecedented levels of vandalism’.
To take part in the consultation, visit https://letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/east-oxford-ltns-2022
Printed copies of the survey and freepost envelopes are also available at:
Blackbird Leys Library, Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford, OX4 6HT
Cowley Library, Temple Rd, Oxford, OX4 2EZ
Littlemore, The Oxford Academy Campus, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, OX4 6JZ
Oxford County Library, Westgate, Oxford, OX1 1DJ.
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