A40 Improvements – OF’s response
Our thoughts on the A40 bus lane, Eynsham P&R and cycling provision.
21 December 2018
Background At the end of November 2018 Oxfordshire County Council invited public comments on the latest version of its plans to improve travel on the A40 between Witney and Oxford. Phase 1 focuses on building an eastbound bus lane from a new Park & Ride (P&R) at Eynsham to the Duke’s Cut bridge half a…Read more
A40 Feedback Form
OF's completed feedback questionnaire
21 December 2018
IMPROVING TRANSPORT ALONG THE A40 CORRIDOR Public Consultation Feedback Form Thinking about the PHASE 1 – A40 EYNSHAM PARK & RIDE AND BUS LANES proposals: Q1. What best describes your opinion of the proposals? (Like/Do not Like/No View) A40 Eynsham Park & Ride proposal: Do not Like Bus Lane proposal: Like Q2. What do you…Read more
Investing in the A40 – full response
5 November 2015
OXFORD CIVIC SOCIETY Response to Oxfordshire County Council consultation
We have some serious criticisms to make regarding the circumstances within which this consultation is being conducted, as well as observations on the analysis of the problems which the proposed options for action might be intended to address, and on the various solutions suggested.
Strategic planning void
The consultation material provides no explanation of why it is necessary to come to a view at the present time about longer term options for the A40 corridor. It is entirely premature to present the public with specific transport options purported to cost £100m and more in the absence of a coherent Oxford-regional land use or development strategy for a similar, i.e. longer-term time frame. Public investments on this scale will depend for their justification on facilitating particular major developments and alleviating highway congestion through the promotion of more efficient and sustainable transport modes.
It has been reported that the Oxfordshire Strategic Economic Plan will be reviewed and updated between November 2015 and March 2016, and it is inevitable that this review will consider development options likely to have a bearing on priorities for transport improvements across the Central Oxfordshire region, including for the A40 corridor. The current consultation is therefore premature on this count, since it is impossible for anyone, least of all the general public to reach appropriate conclusions on strategic highway improvement options when such uncertainty prevails. This consultation fails to make any reference to the forthcoming SEP review.Read more