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


  • 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