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Enforce the 15:00-18:00 restriction on cars turning out of Churchill Dv

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 14:38, Tue 29 January 2019

Sent to Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Every day, in spite of dire warnings inside the Churchill site for cars not to exit via the Churchill Rd traffic lights they continue to do it in large numbers, during the three hour restriction. I see there is a camera on the traffic light pole opposite the entrance which is presumably intended to assist in enforcing this condition of the scheme. Does it get enforced? It cases huge tail backs many nights for all Old Road traffic heading toward the Slade/Windmill Rd lights. It is presumably that situation that was expressly foreseen when the restriction was imposed. Can it please be enforced?

Council ref: ENQ19824859

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:40, Tue 29 January 2019

  • Thank you for reporting this issue. However, in Oxford City, vehicles contravening parking controls should be reported to Oxfordshire County Councils Parking Services on 034553371138 Option 3.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted anonymously at 15:39, Tue 29 January 2019

  • This is not about parking controls, but about restrictions on egress from the Churchill Hospitals site via Churchill Drive between 1500 and 1800 each day. It is routinely ignored and causes/exacerbates these tail backs often almost back down to the Gipsy Lane traffic lights.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:06, Tue 29 January 2019

  • Neither Oxfordshire County nor Oxford City Council's have the authority to enforce moving traffic offences.

    Unfortunately it appears that the wrong "enforcement response" was selected previously and apologise for the confusion caused.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:22, Fri 15 February 2019

  • So who does? Who, for instance, monitors and issues tickets for vehicles flouting the day time ban on traffic through the "bus gate" on the High? Or, if this arrangement was a condition of a planning application on the Churchill/Old Road campus sites is someone in breach of planning obligations perhaps? Or if it was part of the Access to Headington project, who monitors compliance and its ongoing success or otherwise? Is it the police perhaps? I'm happy to contact whoever has the responsibility.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:08, Fri 15 February 2019

  • The "Bus Gate" is enforced using powers for local authorities to enforce Bus Lanes which is not applicable here.

    Churchill Drive is not "Highway" so is outside the jurisdiction of either Oxford City or Oxfordshire County Council.

    Also FixMyStreet is intended for reporting highway defexts or requests for new traffic controls rather than Enforcement. Consequently none of the enforcement agencies subscribe to it.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:08, Mon 18 February 2019
    Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:17, Mon 18 February 2019

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