The Oxford Transport Strategy presents Oxfordshire County Council’s and Oxford City Council’s transport vision and strategy for Oxford through to 2035

What does Oxford Transport Strategy involve?

The OTS explores a combination of infrastructure projects and supporting measures to enable future economic and housing growth. The Strategy informs and underpins all decision making relating to the development and implementation of new traffic control measures.

Covering the urban area of Oxford as well as the main transport corridors to and from the city, there are three locations which form the focus for future employment, housing and regeneration:

1. The City Centre

The cultural and historic heart of Oxford

2. The Eastern Arc

The largest employment area and most populated part of the city (which includes Marston, Headington, Cowley and Littlemore);

3. North Oxford

Which includes Cutteslowe and Wolvercote and major corridors into Oxford from north of the outer ring road.

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Looking to the future

By 2035, Oxford will have a progressive transport network, providing reliable and sustainable methods of movement, enabling growth and comprehensively linking all communities. This network will support:

A thriving knowledge-based economy, by enabling businesses to draw on a wide pool of talented people, innovate and collectively grow through strong connections and interactions and trade within global markets;

An enviable quality of life for Oxford’s people, by providing safe, inclusive, healthy and convenient travel choices providing access for all to employment, services, retail and leisure opportunities; and

Oxford as a city which best promotes its outstanding heritage through an attractive and vibrant public realm which offers a highly attractive environment to live and work and a visitor experience of global renown.

The strategy has three components: mass transit, walking and cycling, and managing traffic and travel demand.

Recognising that there is no single solution to tackle Oxford’s long-term challenges: all three components are needed in combination to deliver the objectives of the OTS.

OTS Objectives

support the growth of Oxford’s economy by providing access to appropriately skilled employees and key markets;

ensure business sectors are well connected to each other and are provided with effective and reliable access to strategic network;

provide effective travel choices for all movements into and within the city;

promote modes of travel and behaviours which minimise traffic and congestion;

provide a fully accessible transport network which meets the needs of all users;

provide an accessible city centre which offers a world class visitor experience;

focus development in locations which minimise the need to travel and encourage trips by sustainable transport choices including walking, cycling and Door to Door travel (e.g. cycling or walking in combination with public transport);

tackle the causes of transport-related noise and poor air quality within the city by encouraging and enabling cycling.

For further details download the Oxford Transport Strategy

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