Have your say on the future of transport in Oxfordshire
People who live, work in, or visit Oxfordshire are urged to have their say on a plan to deliver a zero carbon transport network by 2040.
Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet approved the draft Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) last October, which – among its many ambitions – aims to cut car journeys by a quarter by 2030 and reduce them by a third by 2040. It also plans to increase the number of cycling trips from 600,000 to one million by 2031.
Now residents can have their say on the plan until 16 March. People can take part and make their voices heard at letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ltcp. Final adoption of the plan is currently scheduled for summer 2022.
The LTCP is a wide-ranging document with more than 90 policies, which aim to provide the backbone for the council’s commitment to invest in an inclusive, integrated and sustainable transport network for the county. It looks at ways of reducing the need to travel and discouraging unnecessary individual private vehicle use through making walking, cycling, public and shared transport the natural first choice. Key policy areas include:
• walking and cycling
• road safety
• digital connectivity
• public transport
• environment, carbon and air quality
• network, parking and congestion management
• freight and logistics.
The county council will be hosting a series of online webinars to introduce the LTCP in more detail and answer questions. Detail about how to sign up for these will be provided on the council’s website and social media in the coming weeks. Webinars will be hosted on the dates below for the following audiences:
• Town and parish councils: 24 January and 1 February (7pm - 8pm)
• Businesses: 26 January (8am - 9am)
• Transport stakeholders: 20 January (2pm - 3pm)
• General public: 19 January and 7 February (7pm - 8pm)
Residents can also email LTCP5@oxfordshire.gov.uk if they have any further questions or issues.