Various Bus Lanes (Oxford) Amendments for Possible Future ANPR Enforcement

Oxfordshire County Council proposes to make amendments to the existing Traffic Regulation Orders covering bus lanes within Oxford City. The changes will facilitate the development of plans to use camera enforcement at various sites against unauthorised vehicles using bus lanes, so as to ensure unrestricted bus movement. Specifically, the proposals comprise of the following amendments:

  1. Barton Fields – the Bus Lane is being extended from the development site across the A40 dual carriageway to its junction with Foxwell Drive, Northway for local bus traffic (and cycles) only;
  2. Botley Road (north side) – the bus lane will be extended across the entrance to Seacourt Park & Ride so as to run continuously from West Way towards Oxford;
  3. Castle Street - to regularise the use and permitted access and exemptions for the continuous bus lane from its junction with Paradise Street through the whole length of Norfolk Street to Speedwell Street at its junction with the Westgate Centre deliveries access road adjacent to Old Greyfriars Street;
  4. St.Aldates (northbound) – to formalise the short section of bus lane at the junction with Thames Street.
  • Both orders will include permission for vehicles being used by the Blood Bike Charity to use bus lanes only when necessary for emergency delivery/collection of blood and organ related products.

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 November 2019. 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.

Any unresolved objections will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet meeting later in 2019 or early in 2020. The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting.


  • Opened
    3 Oct 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    1 Nov 2019 at 23:59


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
  • Economy & business
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City