Oxfordshire Transport and Access Group (OXTRAG) is a small, active, independent ‘service-user representative group’ and is supported in its work by Oxfordshire County Council. The group represents anyone who has difficulty in using the highways, the pavements, public transport and the related built environment because of physical or sensory disabilities.
It looks into and advises on difficulties faced specifically by people using public transport and highways. The group offers this information to county, district and parish councillors, as well as other colleagues or partner links to help make changes.
About the meetings
The council seeks opinions on any disability issues that might arise when changes are being proposed. Participants include older people, carers and people with disabilities. To be part of this group join OXTRAG today – see contact details.
OXTRAG meets every two months. Meetings are held in Oxford city centre, where participants and officers from many organisations discuss future proposals, or issues, which affect the people of Oxfordshire. National issues are also discussed.
How you can help
By joining OXTRAG you can attend the regular meetings and increase their knowledge of transport in your area, bring issues to their notice and join in any campaigning. Their campaigning has resulted in many of the transport and highway improvements that are enjoyed today.
If you would like to contribute or wish to seek advice about any transport issues, please contact:
Deborah Whelan – Chairperson
Shirley McAneny – Oxfordshire County Council