North Parade Avenue (Oxford) Experimental Traffic Management (Updated April 2021)

Following extensive engagement by Oxford City Council with the businesses and residents of North Parade Avenue and other affected premises on Banbury Road and Winchester Road, Oxfordshire County Council has decided to make the following experimental Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and all other enabling power.

[UPDATE: 01/04/2021] The intended start in December 2020 for this experiment was cancelled due to the tightening of restrictions under the Covid pandemic and postponed pending a relaxation of those restrictions. That Oxfordshire County Council (Oxford, North Parade Avenue) (Experimental Traffic Management) Order 2020 is therefore revoked and replaced with a new order.

The effect of the order, which comes into force on 12 April 2021 is be to allow businesses in this section to use outdoor tables and chairs, increasing their ability to operate commercially during this period of social distancing requirements, specifically comprising of the following measures:

  1. to create a gated safe area in North Parade Avenue for businesses to provide retail facilities to the public by prohibiting vehicles from part of the street from Sunday to Thursday between 10am and 6.30pm, and on Friday and Saturday between 10am and 7.30pm, with exemptions provided for:
    1. Emergency vehicles,
    2. for 50 metres from Banbury Road for vehicles requiring access to / from Nos.75B, 75C and 77 Banbury Road,
    3. for 42 metres from Winchester Road for vehicles requiring access to / from Nos.15 and 16 Winchester Road.
  2. And also:
    1. The existing One-Way traffic requirement will be suspended during the above business hours only to allow access and egress for exempted vehicles.
    2. The cycle parking facility outside Nos.5/7 North Parade Avenue has been moved to west of the Rose and Crown PH, and the current 30 minute waiting area suspended.

* Additionally: The street market that operates every 2nd and 4th Saturday (8am to 3pm) will continue to run without interruption. This measure will also be considered for incorporation into the permanent order when consultation is concluded (after 6 months)

The experiment is being proposed to enable Covid safe areas for the public, with the measures providing safe provision of amenities for customers of the businesses in the North Parade Avenue.

The Experimental Order will operate for a maximum period of 18 months and will be monitored with findings reported to the Council`s Transport Committee meeting after at least 6 months.

The Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Experimental Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Any person may object to the making of the experimental Order for the purposes of such indefinite continuation within a period of 6 months** (a) beginning with the day on which the experimental Order comes into force or (b) if that Order is varied by any order made by the Council or modified by the Director for Communities/Infrastructure Delivery of the Council pursuant to Section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the day on which the variation or modification comes into force.

** Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire, via email or in writing (quoting ref: AK/12.6.320) to the address below by  01 October 2021. The Council will consider objections and representations received in response and they may be disseminated widely for these purposes and made available to the public (the Forward Plan of decisions meetings can be viewed here).

Please read the information provided on this consultation. Your views and opinions matter. Please take the time to respond.


  • Opened
    1 Apr 2021 at 09:00
  • Closes
    1 Oct 2021 at 15:00



Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address
Contact Phone Number 0345 310 1111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Community-led planning
  • Economy & business
  • Environment & waste
  • Leisure & culture
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City