Community Action Groups
Oxford City Council is launching a public consultation on its draft Air Quality Action Plan. Members of the public and local interest groups are encouraged to respond to the consultation with their views on what steps should be taken to improve air quality in Oxford.
Individuals and groups can respond to the consultation between 17 July and 17 September through the Council’s on-line consultation portal www.oxford.gov.uk/airqualitysurvey, or by visiting the Council’s customer contact centre at St Aldate’s Chambers.
In common with many urban areas throughout the country, Oxford is subject to poor air quality, particularly close to areas with high levels of road traffic. Air quality in Oxford has been improving over the last ten years which has been partly due to positive measures such as integrated bus ticketing, 20mph zones, increased pedestrianisation and investment in cleaner, greener vehicles by bus operators. Most healthy adults are unlikely to be significantly affected by the levels of air pollution normally found in Oxford.
Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, says: “Improving our city’s air quality is really important to residents in Oxford and now everyone has an opportunity to have their say. We have taken some very positive steps around improving public transport and getting people to walk and cycle more but there’s still a way to go. I would encourage everyone with an interest to respond to this survey and help support the Council in their work on creating a better environment for all of us.”
The Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) takes an integrated approach for developing further measures to address transport emissions that contribute to air pollution along with climate impacts across the city. The plan links to Council strategy objectives to promote a reduction in car use, minimise the impact of traffic, and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
The AQAP highlights key themes to address these issues: a city-wide sustainable travel strategy; support for the uptake of low and zero emission vehicles; reducing freight emissions from Light Goods Vehicles and Heavy Goods Vehicles; and planning for sustainable transport and managing the Council's transport emissions
The Final Action Plan will be developed following public consultation, and presented to City Executive Board later this year.
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