Oxford residents rage at ‘dystopian’ LTN cameras

Business- and home owners in Oxford have reacted negatively to the prospect of ‘dystopian’ cameras being installed at six LTNs across the city. The enforcement cameras will be added to six low-traffic neighbourhood closure points in the city, says This Is Oxfordshire.

The ANPR cameras will enforce traffic restrictions while giving access to emergency services vehicles. Bollards will be replaced with cameras at six locations, with planters retained at either side of the restriction. Emergency, waste, and postal service vehicles will be exempt, as will taxi and private hire vehicles while so will buses at Littlemore Road.

Cllr Liam Walker, shadow cabinet member for transport management at Oxfordshire County Council, has described the cameras as “dystopian”.

“These cameras are just another dystopian way for the anti-motorist coalition at the county council to hammer motorists with more fines and control where people can and cannot go,” he said.

“The council are now making hundreds of thousands a year through bus gate cameras and parking charges. Let’s not forget they’re planning to expand the zero emissions zone, implement a workplace charging levy hammering those businesses with parking spaces, and implement their controversial bus gates plans.”

(Picture – Newsquest)


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