Broad Street consultation

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Introduction

The Broad Street project transforms an historic city street into a welcoming public space in the heart of the city. It is delivered under an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order and will provisionally be in place until spring 2024. This means that it can be enjoyed all year round, with regular activities/events to visit and take part in. Seasonal planting and an integrated irrigation system keep it vibrant and attractive throughout.

This wider pedestrian area complemented with seating and planting creates an environment where people can meet with friends and socialise, or just take a break and enjoy the area between working, sightseeing, shopping, dining, or seeing shows or concerts. There are more details in our press releases – which you can access from our website project page linked above.

Depending on the successes and experiences of the scheme during the 18-month trial period, there is scope to consider extending the project, potentially make further improvements or repeat it in future (subject to funding). This would involve opening it out to further public consultation to help decide and shape any future proposals.

The project aligns with our commitments to prioritise health and wellbeing, preserve and improve access to nature and green spaces, and work with local businesses and partners for environmental, economic and social benefit.

Background

As one of our priorities, we are delivering new access to green space throughout Oxfordshire’s urban areas, to promote wellbeing, and a greener cityscape while encouraging less reliance on motor vehicles for local trips.

Providing a social open space in Oxford’s Broad Street builds on the success of a similar project between July and October 2021 which attracted more than 100,000 visitors with 90% of respondents to a consultation by Oxford City Council saying they would like to see the project happen again.

A statutory consultation to temporarily relocate some car and bicycle parking which is necessary for this project to be implemented was open from 24 August to 16 September 2022. That consultation has now closed.

Have your say

The purpose of this Broad Street consultation is to gather your views and feedback on, and experience of the project. We encourage you to read the documents provided before you complete the survey and/or provide your feedback.

Please fill in our online survey by clicking the ‘TAKE SURVEY’ button below.

Introduction

The Broad Street project transforms an historic city street into a welcoming public space in the heart of the city. It is delivered under an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order and will provisionally be in place until spring 2024. This means that it can be enjoyed all year round, with regular activities/events to visit and take part in. Seasonal planting and an integrated irrigation system keep it vibrant and attractive throughout.

This wider pedestrian area complemented with seating and planting creates an environment where people can meet with friends and socialise, or just take a break and enjoy the area between working, sightseeing, shopping, dining, or seeing shows or concerts. There are more details in our press releases – which you can access from our website project page linked above.

Depending on the successes and experiences of the scheme during the 18-month trial period, there is scope to consider extending the project, potentially make further improvements or repeat it in future (subject to funding). This would involve opening it out to further public consultation to help decide and shape any future proposals.

The project aligns with our commitments to prioritise health and wellbeing, preserve and improve access to nature and green spaces, and work with local businesses and partners for environmental, economic and social benefit.

Background

As one of our priorities, we are delivering new access to green space throughout Oxfordshire’s urban areas, to promote wellbeing, and a greener cityscape while encouraging less reliance on motor vehicles for local trips.

Providing a social open space in Oxford’s Broad Street builds on the success of a similar project between July and October 2021 which attracted more than 100,000 visitors with 90% of respondents to a consultation by Oxford City Council saying they would like to see the project happen again.

A statutory consultation to temporarily relocate some car and bicycle parking which is necessary for this project to be implemented was open from 24 August to 16 September 2022. That consultation has now closed.

Have your say

The purpose of this Broad Street consultation is to gather your views and feedback on, and experience of the project. We encourage you to read the documents provided before you complete the survey and/or provide your feedback.

Please fill in our online survey by clicking the ‘TAKE SURVEY’ button below.

Page last updated: 26 Oct 2022, 10:55 AM