Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have agreed to a £4.00 all-in ticket for single passengers for a six-month trial from the end of September.
Two impassioned and personal accounts on Oxford’s low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) kicked off a polarised debate ahead of their permanent implementation.
The measures, which were previously experimental, have now been made permanent by Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green councillors in charge of the county.
This is a new pedestrian and cycle bridge linking the future proposed redevelopment of the Osney Mead industrial estate to the proposed Oxpens redevelopment and Oxford city centre.
Councillor Jenny Hannaby (Lib Dem, Grove & Wantage), the cabinet member for community services and safety across Oxfordshire was fielding a question on LTNs at this week’s council meeting.
Businesses on Parsons Street in the old town area of Banbury have highlighted dismay over the issuing of parking tickets for vehicles they say are delivering to their premises.
The councils are looking to make the services more attractive for customers and encourage a switch from car travel, in a bid to reducing congestion on the roads.
The charging hub will initially offer fast and ultra-rapid charging for 42 vehicles simultaneously at Oxford’s Redbridge Park and Ride, powered entirely by renewable energy.
Taxi operators in Cherwell will be allowed to increase daytime charges by more than 20 per cent if proposed new rates come into effect.
It is the first time local authorities outside London and Cardiff have had the opportunity to apply for these powers, and the County Council was among the first to get the new powers from the Government.
Oxfordshire County Council is looking to address safety issues, including parking that blocks parts of pavements, vehicle turning points, accesses and junctions or creates a tight squeeze for buses.
Council officers have been asked to review whether hired e-scooters should be allowed to operate in Oxford beyond 10.00pm as part of an ongoing trial.