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Consultation on proposed pedestrianisation of Queen Street

Published 10 May 2016

People are being urged to have their say on proposals to pedestrianise a busy shopping street in Oxford.

Oxfordshire County Council will be carrying out an informal consultation starting on 9 May, on proposals to pedestrianise Queen Street.

The aim of the proposals is to improve pedestrian safety and access as well as the public realm in the city centre. Under the proposals buses and taxis would stop using Queen Street and be relocated nearby.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for Environment and Economy, said: “The subject of pedestrianising Queen Street has been the subject of debate for a long time.

“With the Westgate Centre being built and other transport schemes taking place in Oxford now is the time for people to have their say.

“We will look at everything that people tell us during this consultation before progressing any plans.”
 
The proposals build on the improvements to Queen Street made by the county council in 2009 and are included in the council’s Local Transport Plan.

Included in the package of measures being consulted on are:

  •  The removal of last bus stop in Queen Street
  •  New bus routes around the city centre to facilitate buses serving the new Westgate centre and other destinations
  •  A new bus turnaround at Worcester Street / New Road junction
  •  Change to bus stops
  •  Relocation of the Carfax taxi rank
  •  Changes to loading bays and disabled parking locations


You can view all the consultation materials and scheme proposal plans online and have your say (available from 5pm Monday 9 May) at: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/queenstreet

The closing date for the consultation is 6th June 2016.

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