Transport way, Oxford
Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 21:11, Tue 6 October 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
I am contacting you about the "No lorry parking signs" on Transport Way. The signs show a pictogram with text in four central and eastern European languages including Romanian and Polish but not English. I am Romanian myself, and hence the issue stood out to me like a sore thumb. This can be read by passers by as systemically ingrained xenophobia as it almost presents the expectation that the reader is not English and is in fact a person from Central and Eastern Europe. I recommend you change the signs to either include English or leave just the pictogram alone for fairness and equal treatment of individuals.
Council ref: ENQ20877891
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 21:12, Tue 6 October 2020
The sign implies that the reader is a lorry driver and it could be read that the expectation is for lorry drivers to not be English, which is xenophobic.
Posted anonymously at 23:09, Tue 6 October 2020
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