Heavy traffic in Oxford causing delays

Heavy traffic in Oxford causing delays

Heavy traffic in Oxford causing delays

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Heavy traffic is building up across the city this afternoon.

Motorists are facing severe delays on Botley Road and Banbury Road.

Passengers are experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes on Oxford Bus Company’s city centre routes due to the road traffic.

There is also heavy traffic on the A40 Westbound between Wolvercote roundabout, Eynsham roundabout and Witney East.

Motorists are facing stop-start traffic on the A34 Northbound between Hinksey Hill and Bicester.

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6:09pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Myron Blatz says...

Too-much duplication of bus routes and too-many suburban buses (to places like Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys) and too-many coaches going to London clogging-up the roads. Maybe the solution would be to get rail companies charging comparable prices to the coaches instead of ripping everone off - and more passengers using rail would take the pressure off roads. Another possibility would be to introduce Red Routes and double-red parking and stopping control across Oxford, like they had to introduce in London and the West Midlands, to more effetively control traffic and parking. Whilst many motorists and shopkeepes might not want this to happen, things have got so bad across urban Oxford and its suburbs that we can no longer afford half-hearted and ineffective solutions. In urban areas, other than designated on-street parking areas where these do not impede traffic flow and buses, there should only be off-street parking allowed - such as driveways or front gardens. Another partial solution might be 'congestion charges' also like they have in London, which could extend two or three miles from the City Centre - and might encourage motorists to use puplic transport and leave their vehicles in the garage or driveway for local trips. The alternative is the contulinued chaos of local and suburban traffic pressuring the main arterial roads into and out of Oxford.
Too-much duplication of bus routes and too-many suburban buses (to places like Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys) and too-many coaches going to London clogging-up the roads. Maybe the solution would be to get rail companies charging comparable prices to the coaches instead of ripping everone off - and more passengers using rail would take the pressure off roads. Another possibility would be to introduce Red Routes and double-red parking and stopping control across Oxford, like they had to introduce in London and the West Midlands, to more effetively control traffic and parking. Whilst many motorists and shopkeepes might not want this to happen, things have got so bad across urban Oxford and its suburbs that we can no longer afford half-hearted and ineffective solutions. In urban areas, other than designated on-street parking areas where these do not impede traffic flow and buses, there should only be off-street parking allowed - such as driveways or front gardens. Another partial solution might be 'congestion charges' also like they have in London, which could extend two or three miles from the City Centre - and might encourage motorists to use puplic transport and leave their vehicles in the garage or driveway for local trips. The alternative is the contulinued chaos of local and suburban traffic pressuring the main arterial roads into and out of Oxford. Myron Blatz
  • Score: -3

9:12pm Fri 5 Sep 14

bart-on simpson says...

The London Road eastbound twas squeezed into one lane at the Headington roundabout this morning - two lanes blocked off, and not a single workman in sight.

That's one cause.
The London Road eastbound twas squeezed into one lane at the Headington roundabout this morning - two lanes blocked off, and not a single workman in sight. That's one cause. bart-on simpson
  • Score: 1
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