Frideswide Square nominated for prestigious national award

Oxford’s re-designed Frideswide Square has been shortlisted for a national award.

The scheme to re-cast the square was completed in December 2015 and has led to improved traffic flows through the new design and on the routes in to it - as well as more space for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new Frideswide Square has been shortlisted for the National Transport Times Awards – held annually to celebrate the successes that have been achieved on national and local transport projects.

To be shortlisted projects must show to judges the tangible results they've achieved, improving the experience for their transport users.

Oxfordshire County Council will hear whether the transformed square has won the award later in the Autumn.

Welcome recognition

Councillor David Nimmo-Smith, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment & Economy, said: “Staff and county councillors had long wanted to see major change at Frideswide Square and they were joined in that desire by local people and our local media in wanting to see change happen.

“We’re now almost 12 months on from the job being completed and the nomination for an award is welcome recognition for what has been achieved. We now wait to see if that nomination turns in to an award.”