LOCALS are being asked for their views on a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood that is being introduced in East Oxford.

Oxfordshire County Council, who will be rolling out the scheme across Divinity Road, St Mary's and St Clements to 'make the streets safer and more pleasant for everyone'.

LTNs work by preventing through-traffic and ‘rat-runs’ between certain streets by adding filters and boulders at specific junctions.

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All streets and households are still accessible by motor vehicles, however, residents, visitors, and delivery drivers may need to change their routes.

Emergency vehicles will be informed of where the LTNs are or bollards will be foldable.

Earlier this year, LTN were introduced to Church Cowley, Temple Cowley and Florence Park.

While a number of residents have been strongly in favour of the quieter and safer streets, others have been outraged stating that their journey times have been prolonged, and weekly fuel costs have increased.

Councillor Tim Bearder, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “It is clear that business as usual on Oxford's streets is no longer tenable.

"We have traffic clogging our arterial routes, pollution levels that are putting lives at risk and roads that are unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians – we must find a better way.

“We’d like the specific views of residents on how they feel about the proposed measures to make sure we design a good scheme.

"All feedback is welcome."

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The location of the new LTNs will be confirmed today when the consultation goes live.

He added: "We are also considering wider schemes including the Zero Emission Zone and Connecting Oxford.

"The overall aim is to cut journey times, provide alternative transport options and improve safety but we can't get these measures right unless the community is part of their design, so please join the debate.”

Take part in the feedback survey https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/eastoxfordltn.

Paper copies of the consultation forms and plans can be obtained by contacting the council by email at EastOxfordLTN@Oxfordshire.gov.uk or by calling the customer service team on 01865 792 422.