Queen Street Area (Oxford) Various Traffic Proposals

Oxfordshire County Council consulted during 2016 on proposals to remove the buses from Queen Street and various related changes in the city centre. 

A number of comments and objections were received in response, so the county council has now developed revised proposals which seek to address the feedback we received in the 2016 consultations.

More details of the 2016 proposals, the feedback received, and the county council’s decisions relating to the project are available here (see Item 110/16).

The revised proposals consist of two elements:

  1. Experimental closure of Queen Street to buses, taxis, and private hire vehicles, for a period of 18 months from October 2017
  1. Permanent public transport infrastructure, pedestrian, cycle and traffic management improvements in the city centre.  These improvements would remain in place whether or not Queen Street remains closed after the 18 month experimental period.

This consultation is primarily about the permanent changes and the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) required to implement them. 

Comments are also invited on the proposals for the experimental Queen Street closure, but note that you will also be able to comment on the closure at any time during the first six months of the experimental period, starting in October 2017.  Comments received during this time, along with other evidence gathered, will be considered by the council before a decision is made on whether or not to make the experimental closure permanent.

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent submitted via the online questionnaire, by email, or in writing (quoting ref: CM.12.6.320/QueenStreet) to the address below by 23 June 2017. 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 on 18 July 2017. The papers for the meeting will be available on the County Council’s website about a week before the meeting

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    25 May 2017 at 08:00
  • Closed
    23 Jun 2017 at 23:59


Contact Name Christian Mauz
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 07392 318873
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