Walton Street (Oxford) Experimental Low Traffic Neighbourhood Area

Oxfordshire County Council is seeking initial views on a proposed experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to restrict access to Walton Street from Worcester/Beaumont Street, Oxford. To assist the authority in deciding whether or not to undertake the experimental closure, we are carrying out a short two week consultation which will close on 18th October 2019.

If a decision is made to proceed with the trial, then this would commence in November and be in place for up to 18 months. The first 6 months would then form part of a formal consultation period.

The trial closure will be closely monitored and any comments/complaints that are received will be given due consideration with a view to deciding whether any amendments are required to what has been put in place and if the experiment should become permanent. 

Access by motor vehicles to and from all premises in the Jericho and Walton Manor areas to the north of Beaumont Street and west of Woodstock Road would be via the side roads on the west side of Woodstock Road. As part of the process, the pedestrian crossing on Worcester Street will be reinstated. Parking for residents will be permitted in line with the existing pre closure arrangements. 

The County Council sees this trail as having the key benefits of: 

  • Improving air quality in the direct area 
  • Reducing traffic congestion in the local area by removing the signalised junction of Walton Street/ Worcester Street 
  • Helping to create a safer environment for Cyclists and pedestrians within the city 
  • Reducing “rat running” 

Objections to the proposals and other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, may be sent in by completing the online questionnaire or by writing (quoting ref: WS/ETRO/PCONSULT) to the address below

The two-week consultation process will run from Friday 4 October 2019 to 1600 on Friday 18 October 2019. If there are no significant objections and the Cabinet Member for Environment agrees to proceed with the process, the County Council will seek to register the ETRO and the Experimental Order will come into force on 1 November 2019.


  • Opened
    4 Oct 2019 at 10:00
  • Closed
    18 Oct 2019 at 16:00


Contact Name Christian Mauz (Technical Officer - Traffic & Road Safety)
Contact Email Address christian.mauz@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 0345 310 1111
Contact Postal Address Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall
New Road

Consultation Topic
  • Environment & waste
  • Fire & public safety
  • Planning
  • Roads & transport
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
Geographical Area
  • Oxford City