Proposals to trial six new traffic filters in Oxford announced

A consultation on proposals to introduce six trial traffic filters in Oxford will start on 5 September. Traffic filters are part of Oxfordshire County Council’s central Oxfordshire travel plan and are designed to reduce traffic, make bus journeys faster and make walking and cycling safer. The scheme will be enforced using automatic number plate recognition […]

First Oxfordshire bus summit discusses future of public transport

Oxfordshire’s inaugural bus summit has been hailed a success after bringing together a host of organisations to discuss how to improve public transport in the county. Layla Moran MP, representatives from Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach, bus user groups, health services, employers and the city’s universities attended the event at […]

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) will begin in Oxford next month

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) will start in Oxford at the end of next month. The pilot will launch in a small number of streets in the city centre including: New Road, between Bonn Square and its junction with Castle Street; Bonn Square; Queen Street; Cornmarket Street; New Inn Hall Street; Shoe Lane; Market […]

Oxford City Council launches combined parking and bus tickets at park and rides

Regular visitors to Oxford using on the Park and Rides can now benefit from a combined bus and parking season ticket for the first time. It means Oxford Bus Company season ticket holders using the Park and Ride services will be able to choose to add parking when buying their bus season ticket. Those who do […]

Oxford City Council welcomes tougher WHO guidelines on air quality levels

Oxford City Council has welcomed new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines which recommends stricter limits on the safe level of air pollutants. The Council has also written to the UK Government to recommend adoption of the new guidelines as a matter of urgency. The new guidelines, which have been updated for the first time since 2006, provide […]

Air pollution in Oxford falls by 29% during 2020

Air pollution levels have dropped by 29% over the last year-achieving the lowest levels of air pollution since this data was first monitored in 1996. This reduction is equivalent to the level of reduction achieved during the ten-year period between 2009-2019. The new data, published in the City Council’s latest Air Quality Annual Status Report […]

Oxford City Council receives further funding for air quality projects

Oxford City Council has received over £200,000 of funding from the Government’s Air Quality Grant to support two new projects to further improve Oxford’s air quality. The funding will enable the Council to create an air quality website in partnership with the district councils in Oxfordshire, and to run a citywide behaviour change campaign that […]

Coventry and Oxford to be the first cities to have all-electric buses

Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced yesterday. The cities are developing business cases in an England-wide competition to switch an entire town or city’s bus fleet to electric vehicles. Subject to successful business cases, each area could […]

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