A partnership working in practice

11 November 2008  •  Author(s): Chris Spry, Senior Transport Planner, Oxfordshire County Council; Tim Wood Senior Site Engineer, ACIS and Brian Riley, Area Team Leader, ACIS

Like all cities, Oxford faces constantly changing transport challenges. Economic and housing growth in the south east of England are creating new pressures and adding to existing transport problems in and around Oxford. The County Council’s role is to respond to these pressures to ensure the city’s economy and communities continue to thrive, whilst protecting and enhancing its unique environment.

The county and city councils have consistently taken a joint approach to tackling Oxford’s transport challenges – it was one of the first cities in the UK to adopt a traffic restraint policy and abandon road building as a solution to its transport problems.

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