CONSULTATION – Kennington & South Hinksey proposed 20mph Speed Limits

Oxfordshire County Council wants to make our built environments safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel. Further details on how the council is considering making 20mph the new 30mph for Oxfordshire communities can be found here.

We’re therefore asking for your views on the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed limit throughout Kennington, replacing the existing 30mph speed limits on those roads which lead off Kennington Road & The Avenue (including all residential roads) in the process. Within South Hinksey, the existing 30mph speed limit will also be replaced with a 20mph speed limit on Manor Road and St Lawrence Road.

The existing 30mph speed limit on Kennington Road / The Avenue will remain in place, along with the A423 Southern Bypass Road slip road. Existing 40mph & 50mph limits outside of the residential area will also remain, with Officers having taken the current road environment & traffic usage into account.

The proposals are being put forward following road safety concerns raised by the parishes, and form part of a countywide programme of works that seeks to deliver ‘a safer place with a safer pace’ for the residents of Oxfordshire. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

  • Public Notice,
  • Statement of Reasons,
  • Consultation Plan(s), and
  • Draft Traffic Regulation Order.

The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times newspaper today; Thursday 22nd June 2023, and details are also available to view on the Councils consultation portal at the address below:

As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 14th July 2023.

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