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February
2016
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11:38
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Updated plans to be unveiled at Access to Headington public exhibitions

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The Access to Headington scheme proposals are designed to support new housing and jobs in Headington, and beyond, without attracting more traffic to the area.

“The existing traffic congestion leads to a number of problems including delays to bus services and an unwelcoming environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

“I would urge anyone who lives or works in the Headington area to come along to one of the exhibitions to find out the latest information.”

Four exhibitions have been organised to give people the opportunity to drop in and view the latest designs for the Access to Headington scheme.

People attending will be able to view how feedback from local residents and stakeholders has helped to shape the revised proposals. Council representatives will also be on hand to explain the latest plans and answer more general questions about the project.

Access to Headington public exhibitions

  • Saturday 27 February, 10am – 4pm
    St Anthony’s of Padua, 115 Headley Way, Oxford OX3 7SS
  • Wednesday 2 March, 2 – 8pm
    Wood Farm School, Titup Hall Drive, Oxford OX3 8QQ
  • Thursday 3 March, 11am – 6pm
    Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford, OX3 7DQ
  • Saturday 5 March, 10am – 4pm
    St. Andrew’s Primary School, London Road, Oxford OX3 9ED

What Access to Headington aims to do

  • Manage growth in car traffic – planning for more walking, cycling and use of public transport
  • Support jobs growth in health, innovation and education by improving access to major sites such as hospitals and universities
  • Improving access to the major employment sites by sustainable modes
  • Promote health and wellbeing by reducing  transport’s environmental impact

What is being proposed

The project area includes the B4495 from Cherwell Drive/Marsh Lane to Horspath Driftway and the Eastern Bypass, as well as Old Road.

Proposed changes include:

  • Junction improvements
  • New cycle lanes including shared pedestrian and cycle paths
  • New and improved pedestrian and cycle crossings
  • Changes to on-street parking
  • Bus priority measures
  • Localised road widening to accommodate the above junction and cycle improvements

Traffic regulation order consultation

A period of formal consultation on the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) will run from 25 February to 23 March 2016. 

Residents and businesses directly affected by the TROs will shortly receive a letter confirming details of the consultation process and proposals. This information will also be available online and advertised in the local press from 25 February.

Stay informed

Sign up for the Access to Headington e-bulletins for regular news updates to help you stay informed about the scheme or bookmark the scheme webpage at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/accessheadington

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