Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet has approved controversial plans for six traffic filters to be trialled across the city after improvement works to Oxford railway station are complete.
This follows the Oxford Bus Company’s announcement of the withdrawal of bus services to the Northway and Risinghurst areas of the city.
Oxford Bus Company say the main reason behind the timetable changes is the significant delays to many services currently being experienced in East Oxford, particularly in the Plain Roundabout area.
Oxford City Council, working with partners ODS, is proposing to create new shared cycle and pedestrian paths at Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground and King George’s Playing Field.
A public consultation has led to some changes including offer 100 day passes per year to residents and businesses affected by the traffic filters.
It means developers will need to work collaboratively with the council to help achieve the targets set in the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP), which was adopted earlier this year.
Councillor Andrew Gant railed against suggestions from political opponent Councillor Ian Snowdon who questioned the levels of bus service cuts in rural areas, referring to “empty pledges” to reduce car journeys.
Concern has been raised that Oxfordshire residents may feel brushed off with no further action taken on more than half of reported road defects.
This comes as the Council proposes to bring together 22 actions in its Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan, including three major interventions in and around Oxford city centre.
This comes after the BBC reported at the start of September that just under £120k had been generated in fees and fines for non-payment.
The combined ticket at a reduced price offer is part of a six-month trial to encourage more people to choose the Park and Ride over car travel.
Milton Park bus services will be extending the zones eligible for the £20 a year bus pass to include the villages of Drayton, Steventon, Sutton Courtenay and Milton.