OXFORD residents would like to see an iconic city centre street transformed into a pedestrian-only zone.

Broad Street came out on top among the suggestions for streets in Oxford which should be blocked off to private cars in a recent survey.

The survey, conducted by Oxford City Council, was largely aimed at finding out what people in the city thought of the temporary road closure of George Street.

A majority of people who took part in the survey were in favour of the closure, and wanted to see it done again in the future.

READ MORE about how the city reacted to George Street's closure here

But while the city council's survey was focussed on what might happen at George Street in the future, it also asked if residents wanted to see any other Oxford streets pedestrianised.

A total of 709 people responded to this, with 669 of them in favour of other streets being closed off to cars.

Out of these 237 people said they wanted to see Broad Street pedestrianised in the future.

The next most popular suggestions – Little Clarendon Street, Cowley Road and St Giles’ – each received fewer than 60 responses.

Back in May, the city council said there was a 'once in a generation' chance to change the way traffic flows in Oxford as lockdown was lifted.

At the time it called for the full pedestrianisation of Broad Street.

The street is already partly pedestrianised, but Oxfordshire County Council maintains a car park in the middle of the road, and deliveries are allowed.

A representative survey of Oxford residents conducted in June found that 80 per cent of city residents wanted to see Broad Street fully pedestrianised.

The survey was conducted by Ipsos MORI for the city council and involved 466 people who the polling company selected as representative of Oxford's population.