OXFORD. AN EVOLVING TRANSPORT POLICY

This report is in four parts, the first part presents an overview of attempts in the 1950's and 1960's to accommodate growth of car traffic in Oxford. Part two contains a discussion on the 'Balanced Transport Policy' produced by Oxford City Council to provide a strategic approach to transport planning in the city. The approach has a number of specific objectives, these were: (1) limiting congestion and growth of traffic; (2) encouraging use of public transport; (3) improving environmental conditions in shopping and residential streets and along main roads; (4) maintaining the commercial life of the city; (5) reducing peak demands for transport, particularly journeys to work; (6) improving the mobility of all groups of travellers, including cyclists and pedestrians; and (7) controlling developments to minimise extra transport pressures. This policy, with some modifications has been the city's transport policy since March 1973. A summary of the consequences of the policy are contained in part three, and a discussion of the implications is given in part four.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oxford

    Transport Studies Unit, 11 Bevington Road
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 6NB
  • Authors:
    • Jones, P
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSU REF 53
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM