Consultation has begun over changes to East Oxford’s controversial Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTN) which will see some bollards replaced with cameras.

Oxfordshire County Council is holding a six-week consultation in which residents can comment on the proposed changes and also on the impact since new bollards were first introduced in March. 

The council says feedback received will form part of the evidence used when considering the future of the trial which runs until November.

A decision on the future of the trial will be made in October.

Cllr Andrew Gant, cabinet member for highways management, said: “We have encouraged people to share their views with us throughout the trial of the east Oxford LTNs. I’m pleased we are giving people another opportunity to offer detailed feedback. 

“Vandalism has interfered with running the trial and made it harder for us to fairly assess its impact. Now that the wooden bollards are in place, the extra information from this consultation will supplement the survey data we gathered last year, and the extensive monitoring and evaluation data we are still building up. 

“We have also been reviewing one year’s worth of feedback and have used this information and other technical assessments to propose some changes if the LTNs remain in place.

“These changes address some common suggestions for improvement, and we are now asking for people’s views on them at the same time. 

“These changes would only be introduced if the decision is made to keep the LTNs in place. 

“We need as much information as possible to take to cabinet when we make a decision on the trial later this year and we will consider all feedback received.” 

The changes proposed are: 

  • Installing automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras instead of bollards at Divinity Road, James Street and Magdalen Road. 
  • Adding a traffic restriction at the St Clement’s end of Jeune Street and making the street two way south of the restriction. 
  • Moving the restrictions on Bullingdon Road to the south-west to a point east of the junction with Hurst Street. 
  • Changing parking arrangements near the industrial estate in Marston Street. 


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