A FOUR-WEEK consultation on six ‘traffic filters’ in Oxford has launched.

Cars will not be allowed through the traffic filters without a permit, with other vehicles such as buses, taxis, vans, mopeds and HGVs allowed at all times.

People in Oxford and some areas just outside the city will be able to apply for a permit to drive through the trial filters on up to 100 days per year.

Four filters will be located in Hythe Bridge Street, St Clement’s, St Cross Road and Thames Street, and will operate seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.

The remaining filters will be located in Hollow Way and Marston Ferry Road, and will not operate on Sundays.  

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A consultation on the filters launched yesterday and will run until October 3.

If approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet, the trial will start as an experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO) for a minimum of six months.

A second consultation will run alongside the trial period, where people can submit their feedback.

The county council’s cabinet will make a decision on the introduction of the trial traffic filters in November.

The filters are part of the council’s Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan.

For more on the consultation, visit: letstalk.oxfordshire.gov.uk/traffic-filters-2022

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This story was written by Liam Rice, he joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

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