Oxford Banning Private Cars To Save The Climate

“help tackle climate change, reduce local air pollution and improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.”

Traffic filters | Oxfordshire County Council

When I was a child I lived for a year in North Hinksey near one of those “traffic filters.”  At the time it was part of Berkshire and was later annexed into Oxfordshire. I frequently walked along a roman road into downtown Oxford, and sometimes took the bus. The traffic in Oxford now is unmanageable.

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16 Responses to Oxford Banning Private Cars To Save The Climate

  1. Martin says:

    Oxford is home to the Cowley car factory – now operated by BMW which provides employment to many in the city. The idiot politicians shutting the roads believe that the economic future of their constituents is secure as people will buy cars that they cannot use

    • arn says:

      Shutting down roads in inner cities is just the first step to force people into mass transportation.

      Later they will cut off rural areas from streets ,by refusing to maintain them,
      and therefore force people into cities.
      Electric cars with pathetic range and high prices will do the rest.

      From now on we will see a well cordinated ever growing attack on combustion engines and infrastructure with amazing synchronicity,
      be it England,Canada or any other 5 eyes country,
      and the rest of Europe will follow soon,
      and rebel countries with no WEF imposters as leaders will experience one colores revolution after another.

      • Martin says:

        The “low traffic neighbourhood” schemes being rolled out across many cities in the UK do not discriminate between vehicles powered by internal combustion or those that are powered by battery or even hydrogen. They are quite simply measures to prevent the use of powered vehicles.

  2. Eli the Pit Bull says:

    The current debate on the TonyClimate Twitter is southwest drought. Guess what, the “pacific firehose” is about to crank up which means 80”-100” of snow in the Sierra of California and southern Rockies. Areas to the east like Arkansas~Tennessee which had a dry autumn are also about to get hosed.
    This should go a long way to even up the rain gauge to end the year. The pacific fire hose will keep the Arctic air bottled up on the opposite side of the pole however, from Northern Europe into Russia. In fact all of Russia will be well below normal. Anytime the Arctic gets bottled up in this region, it gets colder and colder and when the pattern does change in January look out US.
    For now enjoy the drought ending rains and higher elevation snows.
    Oh, and while I’m at it, the “sudden unexpected death” syndrome intensifies

    • conrad ziefle says:

      Park City, Utah has already had nearly 9 feet of snow. Kirkwood, California has 6.5 feet, but should be catching up quickly with the recent rains. Both are in the low teens at night. Now I have to decide whether I should try to ski.

    • Disillusioned says:

      Thank you

  3. GeologyJim says:

    I read about this on JoNova yesterday – it is absolutely stunning how Oxfordshire officials blithely plan to cage an entire city in “15-minute walk” cubicles. Enforced with penalties, fines, surveillance – and neighbor-snitching, no doubt.

    Could it happen in the USA? Just listen for example) to City of Boulder “Transportation Planners” for a glimpse of leftist-controlled future.

    Where are the American YELLOW VESTS?

    • GWS says:

      Any doubt remaining that the left are fascist?

      • David G says:

        The left have always have been fascist, and somehow it continues to be a label of the “extreme right”. The right always promotes universal rights and individual freedom under a liberal democracy.

  4. dearieme says:

    Of the fair town of Bury St Edmunds, WKPD reports “in 1381 during the Great Uprising, the abbey was sacked and looted again. This time, the prior was executed; his severed head was placed on a pike in the Great Market.”

    A useful precedent, I feel.

  5. roaddog says:

    Sidewalks are the new public transit.

  6. I suspect the citizens of Oxford will be out with the spray cans to sabotage the cameras. At least in the USA you can still take them out with guns.

  7. Gamecock says:

    “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    How did Lord Acton know what people in 21st century Britain would be doing?

  8. Alastair says:

    I’ve been trying to find a link to a video or article but without success, so what follows is hazy recollection.

    I remember a report on British TV a few decades ago about Oxford’s traffic reduction scheme, Quentin Wilson might have been the reporter. The council had implemented a park-and-ride scheme for almost everyone who worked in Oxford. The result was that the people who worked in Oxford found it far more difficult to get to work; not only did they have to park outside the city but the streets were now clogged with almost empty buses which slowed down the traffic.

    Looking at the latest proposal it seems that the Oxford councilors have failed to learn anything, but then why would they? I said that almost everyone who works in Oxford has to use the park-and-ride scheme but would you be surprised to learn that the city councilors have exempted themselves, and they can drive into the city and use the (now plentiful) available parking spaces? So they aren’t inconvenienced by their current scheme and thus cannot appreciate its failings. What are the odds that they will also exempt themselves from this new proposal?

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