Have your say on the proposed cycling and walking changes for Jericho & Walton Manor

Residents in the Jericho and Walton Manor areas of Oxford are being asked to give their views on proposals to make it safer for cycling and walking in a consultation that opens today.

The measures will aim to address through-traffic on residential roads in these areas so that residents can enjoy a quieter neighbourhood and feel safer when they walk, cycle or use mobility scooters. The changes proposed will also offer residents a healthier environment with lower emissions and cleaner air.

Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We have listened to what changes local people want to be made. Now we’d like the specific views of residents on how they feel about the proposed measures to make sure we address the needs of the community in Jericho and Walton Manor.

“We encourage all residents, traders and organisations to submit their views in this consultation to conclude a scheme that works for Jericho.”

The active travel measures will mean that streets will be attractive for pedestrians and cycles. Streets will continue to be accessible to residents, traders, the emergency services, visitors and deliveries, but some drivers may need to choose an alternative route for some areas.

The pilot, which would be put into place should the current traffic filter be removed, proposes restricting turning movements for vehicles at two junctions. The measures would be implemented using an experimental traffic regulation order, which would be in place for no more than 18 months. The consultation webpage will be open for six months after any implementation.

The council will consider all residents’, visitors’ and local businesses’ opinions before a scheme is introduced.

The consultation opens on 5 March and closes at 23.59 on 19 March.

Take part in the consultation on the county council’s website.

For paper copies, email activetraveloxfordcity@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01865 792422