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Photo listing : temporary closures (problem)

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This road is one of many used as a rat run by very fast drivers at rush hour to get to and from the Quarry junction to the ring road. It should be turned into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

This road is one of many used as a rat run by very fast drivers at rush hour to get to and from the Quarry junction to the ring road. It should be turned into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

These roads (Div, Southfield and side streets) should be access only

James St, fast traffic, narrow road and pavements, needs closing between St Mary's Rd and James St to stop through traffic

Cowley Road is dangerous for cyclists.

Resident, delivery, taxi and bus-only access. We must move towards a car-free environment. Non-residents need to find other ways of getting into town.

The pavements on the hill section of Old Road are too narrow to social distance, and cycling here can be very intimidating and dangerous especially for children travelling to Cheney or Windmill. Now that the buses go through the Churchill s ... [more]

Prior to the pandemic there was a problem with rat running through many roads within the block. A full time filtered closure at the junction of Margaret/York road, along with those suggested at quarry High street/Road and on St Leonards Roa ... [more]

Bus gate as part of Flo Park LTN.

Filter as part of Flo Park LTN.

Closure to vehicles so that Beauchamp Lane becomes a street for walking and cycling as it is is part of a cycle route from E Oxford to Blackbird Leys

Closure does wonders for overall traffic flow through Oxford. But need to consult with local shops how to best create signage and access for shoppers.

North of here is very high number of multiple car ownership with both on & off street parking. All residents should stop owning/driving cars, entire area made fully pedestrian/cycling only. All roads should have picnic tables, benches to tu ... [more]

There is no need to close Walton Street. It will create chaos for residents in side streets, create new rat runs and damage business. We don't have the climate for widespread outdoor seating - and any increase in the use of outdoor space h ... [more]

Pavement parking leaves insufficient pedestrian/wheelchair access even before covid. Excessive vehicle speeds - road should be closed or one way with.

Road too small for the current volume of traffic (pre-coronavirus). Access only traffic to be permitted.

Do not bring buses into Broad Street as this will hugely reduce the quality of the space and prevent pedestrian use of the public space, and space for outdoor cafe seating, public seating.

Close Bartlemas Rd, Southfield Rd and Divinity Rd to prevent rat running, congestion, pollution, improve safety, reduce noise, and enable social distancing.

Access only closure of this road, which is a rat run between Cowley and Hill top Roads.

It could also be beneficial for the road to be access only to prevent a rat run between Southfield and Divinity Roads

It has been used as a throughway, so would be best for a cycleway alternative to the Cowley Road

High volume of traffic

Too much through traffic

Please don't make the area a one way system or this will allow cars to drive faster, with fewer obstructions. Two way traffic does at least create some natural traffic calming and creating a one way system will give greater priority to the ... [more]

Something needs to be done to slow the speed of cars on Morrell Avenue. More speed responsive signage and police checks.

The road is used as a cut through and many of the cars speed which makes it dangerous for getting my toddler in and out of the car - often the cars do not wait for me to do this and squeeze past me which is terrifying. The number and domina ... [more]

There is an overwhelming amount of traffic on a small residential street. Often traffic becomes backed up well past one even two turns. I regularly see parked cars with broken mirrors, side damage, and other incidents. Thank you

There is an overwhelming amount of traffic on a small residential street. Often traffic becomes backed up well past one even two turns. I regularly see parked cars with broken mirrors, side damage, and other incidents. Thank you

People speeding through dangerously between Divinity and Southfield. Make the whole area from Hill Top to Cowley rd between Divinity and Southfield residents access only.

People speeding through dangerously between Divinity and Southfield. Make the whole area from Hill Top to Cowley rd between Divinity and Southfield residents access only.

Too much thro traffic, not safe for cyclists

Used as a cut-through between Cowley & Iffley Roads, but pavement is very narrow at the Hurst St end. Has high foot and bicycle traffic.

Too much traffic trying to use a road where only one car can pass. Make it access only.

Too much traffic trying to use a road where only one car can pass. Make it access only.

Access only road, for residents. Wider pavement, and possibly street parking only, remove the on-curb parking on the west side

Leopold Street, Hurst Street, Aston Street is used as a rat run by drivers wanting to avoid the speed humps on Magdalen Road. A filter here only allowing bikes through would cut out all of this traffic while leaving easy access to all stree ... [more]

Too much speeding traffic up residential roads - dangerous to cycle, narrow pavements

This street should be closed to through traffic. It is used as a rat run by taxis and other none residential vehicles. The pavements are very narrow and with the amount of cars parked on either side of the road, there is always a traffic ja ... [more]

Close Southfield Rd to prevent congestion and enable social distancing, especially for all school and uni students

Close Southfield Rd to prevent congestion and enable social distancing, especially for all school and uni students

Close Divinity Rd to prevent congestion and enable social distancing, especially for all school and uni students

Close Divinity Rd to through traffic to prevent congestion on Rd and enable social distancing

Close Bullingdon Road to through traffic. Its a rat run for taxis, and cars and larger lorries between the Iffley and Cowley Roads.

This road should be closed to traffic other than shop deliveries (with a bollard preventing cars from accessing it at other times). Many cars illegally park at this junction both on the road and pavement blocking the road for cyclists. and ... [more]

In theory cars cannot enter Bullingdon road here but cars often go through the wrong way, also many non residential cars use Bullindgon Road as a cut through between the iffley road and cowley road which means residents in particular childr ... [more]

Non-residential traffic - both cars, taxis and vans use this spot to pavement park at the junction blocking the pavement. At the same time many vehicles use this narrow residential street as a cut through meaning pedestrians cannot social d ... [more]

Howard Street is increasingly becoming a rat-run, which makes it dangerous for cyclists and children. If the road was blocked between Golden Road and Catherine St, it would still be easy for local residents to work there way round, but wou ... [more]

Stop cars from entering central Oxford. Not enough space for cars.

Close to car through traffic. Underpass not wide enough for car access and no space for cars in Central Oxford anyway. No reasons to allow cars past this point.

Bridge needs a modal filter to remove trough car traffic. Not enough space in central Oxford for cars.

Close Margaret Road to rat runners, vehicles for access to Margaret Road only.

Close Windmill Road to rat runners, promote bus and cycle use. Encourage motorists to use ring road and London Road.

Filter rectory Road to prevent motor through traffic and improve conditions for people walking or cycling or living in the area. There is no reason whatsoever for motor through traffic on that road.

Warneford Lane should be filtered to remove car through traffic, that would make Warneford Lane itself safe and also improve the whole neighbourhood. Current road layout on Warneford Lane is the worst in all of Oxford.

Filter motor through traffic to improve liveability and conditions for people walking and cycling.

Not enough space for motor through traffic. Should be filtered to improve conditions for walking and cycling.

The road is so dangerous; so many children going to schools and nurseries and cars tear through so fast. Cowley Rd is plenty wide and fast enough to handle the rat runners

Godstow Road is used by rat-running commuters when the A34 is busy. Closing the road to motor vehicles would reduce problems with speeding vehicles on the blind sharp bends in Wolvercote, the narrow river bridges and the traffic lights on t ... [more]

A bus gate on Mere Rd could help provide Schoolstreets for Wolvercote school. Exemptions for residents would be needed.

A bus gate installed on the railway bridge on First Turn could help provide safe Schoolstreets to Wolvercote School. Residents of the St. Peter's Rd estate could still have access via Mere Rd.

A modal filter should be placed on First Turn to stop rat-running motor vehicles and as part of providing safe Schoolstreets to Wolvercote school. With a modal filter, First Turn would become a safe cycling and walking route. By placing the ... [more]

6 paths converge here. Vehicles often park on the convergance area making it difficult for cyclists, wheelchair and pram users.

Corner of Drove Acre Road and Cricket Road is very dangerous. Cars drive very quickly, do not slow down for the corner, and take the inside corner from both directions resulting in a dangerous situation and many near misses. Should be close ... [more]

Cricket Road and Rymers Lane are used as a rat run to avoid traffic on Cowley Road. A filter here allowing only bikes through would stop this and make it far safer for children walking on these streets to school to social distance.

Block through motor-traffic to help make it safe to walk and cycle.

Longwall St is simply too narrow to carry two-way motor traffic as well as high volume cycling and pedestrian movements. Clos it entirely to private vehicles and make it one-way for buses; widen footpaths and put in proper cycle tracks.

A bus gate on Worcester St North is in Connecting Oxford... Do it, and use the space that recovers to de-motorise Hythe Bridge St and George St.

Hythe Bridge St should be a walk-cycle boulevarde connecting the railway station (and western city) to the city centre. All except local access motor traffic can be shifted to Park End St. Couple with a bus gate on Worcester St North if t ... [more]

Close George street to traffic from this end all the way down to the bus station. Cars and buses can be diverted to Beaumont street

Narrow section of road + parked cars both sides squeezes pedestrians and cyclists close together. Consider one-way here (Cowley Road -> Newman Road or exiting via the A4074 are alternatives)

Traffic rat-runs through Iffley Turn to avoid northbound commuter traffic queues on the A4158. A prohibition of motor vehicles Experimental Order at Iffley Rd junction with A4158 would prevent this issue. Access for residents cars and deliv ... [more]

High Street becomes incredibly unsafe when it opens to regular traffic at 1830pm each day when the volume of buses alone still clogs the road to cyclists this needs to be extended by at least an hour to 1930.

Restrict to residents only. Too many cars medicine to port meadow car park - to take dogs for a walk usually. Remove the access / car park and this will reduce traffic in the area.

Model filter would prevent rat running. Needs.to be that side of Maidcroft Road otherwise there's a rat run via Lawrence Road.

Reopen this road and make it like fridewide square as a shared space. Closing it has massively increased traffic further up eg st Bernard road. Shared space will be a compromise that will bring pedestrianisation benefits and stop through tr ... [more]

What about asking the cafe and shop owners of Walton Street if they actually want tables on the pavements. The Jericho Traders Association has formally opposed the idea. Many businesses in Jericho are unaware of the proposals. Of those t ... [more]

Close Queen St to all traffic and sink in HVM bollards. It's on open invitation to a vehicle borne terrorist attack on the whole of Queen St. The council place vehicles as Hostile Vehicle Mitigation for events in St Giles so why not protect ... [more]

Make Woodstock Road cycling only and send all vehicles on Banbury Road or visa versa

Dangerous junction. Volume of traffic turning into and out of Divinity Road, with some traffic trying to cross to Leopold Street and vice versa, makes this dangerous and unpleasant for cyclists and pedestrians. Stopping through traffic on D ... [more]

Dangerous section of road and junctions, with a blind bend and awkward road camber and a high volume of traffic at busy times joining Divinity Road and at the junction with Hill Top Road. There is a short cycle path over the pavement build ... [more]

Steep hill that is single file for motor vehicles because of parked cars with insufficient room to pass cycles moving in the other direction. Close road to through traffic.

Road closure needed for all motorised traffic. Road needs to be pedestrianised.

This part of the road under the bridge to littlemore is one of the worst rat runs in oxford. It needs closing and a modal filter put in to reduce traffic on Newman road. A lot of cars driving ery fast, breaking speed limits and turning ... [more]

St Clements is unacceptable as a major through road. It should be closed for non-bus motorised traffic so pavements can be extended and cycle lanes added that aren't interupted by bus stops. Traffic should be sent out to the ring road if it ... [more]

Another section of the ring road cyclepath that is effectively missing. Lots of parked cars (should be removed) and having to negotiate head on with car traffic coming the other way. There is no space to pull in for anyone.

Close Cowley to traffic. Bus through system. Open once a day for deliveries.

Close Cowley to traffic. Bus through system. Open once a day for deliveries.

Add bollards to prevent rat-running to avoid the London Road lights. Car park still accesible from Windmill Road.

Close St Giles permanently to motorised vehicles, remove parking, and create a plaza the envy of the world. It is done for a fair for one week per year, so easy to make permanent

Modal filter here. Only allow buses through (NO TAXIS) as part of Connecting Oxford plus

Remove car access to enable a bus lane the whole way into town, and a segregated bike lane that isn’t on the pavement putting bikes and pedestrians in conflict

Allow cafes and restaurants to use road as a dining area.

Address rat running by making this a School Street and cycle corridor

Motor vehicles are already forbidden from entering Turl Street here, but the ban only became effective with the temporary barrier - make it permanent!

With children returning to school, the pavement is not wide enough to allow for pedestrians, cyclists and parents waiting outside school to remain socially distant . Pedestrians are often already stepping out into the street during drop off ... [more]

This forms part of a circuit used to drive as extremely dangerous speeds around Gypsy Lane Estate. Closing the road here will close the loop, making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians, particularly for accessing the Valentia Road playgro ... [more]

One of the two arms of Iffley Turn needs to be closed to motor traffic to stop people trying to jump queues on Henley Avenue.

Cars come around this bend at extreme speed making it extremely dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists. Pavement is very narrow and the road is a shared cycle way. Use a modal filter to close the road to motor vehicles here, widen the paveme ... [more]

Block all through traffic between London Rd and Old Rd to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, stopping rat running, while creating more space for social distancing and reducing pollution. Add bike filters to encourage cycling.

Make prettier, stop motorcycles coming thru

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