(OXFORD, SCHOOL STREETS, PROHIBITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2021Notice ID: MFN0600573
OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
(OXFORD, SCHOOL STREETS, PROHIBITION OF MOTOR VEHICLES) (EXPERIMENTAL) ORDER 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on 8 March 2021 Oxfordshire County Council made the above experimental orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Traffic Orders Procedure (Coronavlrus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020. The program Is to introduce 'School Streets' which are timed road closures that prohibit access for motor vehicles at school drop-off and/or pick-up times. The aim is to create a safe, welcoming and attractive environment where children, parents and teachers can walk, cycle or scoot, or park away from and walk to school with less risk of concentrated air pollution and traffic congestion. The effect of the orders, which come into force on 22 March 2021 is to place temporary supervised barriers to close roads at the following locations and times to prevent motor vehicles from entering: Oxford:
a) East Oxford School (8:30am to 9:30am & 3pm to 3:45pm):
? Union Street - at its junction with Morrell Avenue,
? Chapel Street - at its junction with Cowley Road.
b) St Christophers School (8:30am to 9:30am & 2:45pm to 3:45pm):
? Temple Road - between its junctions with Owens Way & Junction Road.
c) Windmill Primary School (8:30am to 9:30am & 2:45pm to 3:15pm):
? Margaret Road - between its junctions with St Annes Road & Wharton Road,
? York Road - between its junctions with Margaret Road & Weyland Road.
The closures will operate during term-time only. This 'pilot' scheme will run for an initial 6 week period, and if successful, will continue to run until a decision is made on whether it becomes permanent. Exempt motorists include emergency services, residents and visitors, blue badge holders, emergency vehicles, school buses/transports, deliveries.
The Experimental Orders will come into force on 22 March
and may remain in force for a maximum period of 18 months.
If the provisions of the experimental Orders, or any of them
are made permanent the measures will be incorporated into
the following orders as appropriate:
East Oxford - "The Oxfordshire County Council (East Oxford)
(Controlled Parking Zone Waiting Restrictions and Traffic
Management) Order 2010" as amended;
St Christopher's - "The City of Oxford (Various Streets
Cowley Area) (Traffic Regulation) Consolidation Order
1997" as amended;
Windmill Primary - "The Oxfordshire County Council (Headington Central) (Controlled Parking Zone and Various Restrictions) Order 2005" as amended The order contains provisions allowing the Director for Communities/Infrastructure Development to modify or suspend the Order or any provisions of the Order (if appropriate) in accordance with Section 10(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the experimental Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Any person may object to the making of an order for the purposes of such indefinite continuation within a period of 6 months (a) beginning with the day on which the experimental Order comes into force or (b) if that Order is varied by any order made by the Council or modified by the Director for Communities/Infrastructure Delivery of the Council pursuant to section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the day on which the variation or modification comes into force. Documents giving more detailed particulars of the Order are available for public inspection online by visiting:
.Copies may be made available on request.
If you wish to question the validity of the Experimental Orders or any provision contained in it on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or on grounds that any requirement of this Act or of any instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to this Order, you may within 6 weeks from 8 March 2021 apply to the High Court for this purpose. (Ref. AK/CM.12.6.320) Traffic Regulation Team for the Director for Community Operations Oxfordshire County Council, County Hall, New Road, Oxford 0X11ND.