Map shows Oxford’s one-way streets

thisisoxfordshire: Councillor Jean Fooks Councillor Jean Fooks

A SPECIAL map showing Oxford’s one-way streets is available to visitors to the city for the first time.

Although one-way streets are marked on Ordnance Survey maps, a document showing exactly which routes to follow to avoid dead-ends was not available from tourism advisers.

But IT officers at County Hall sprang into action after comments from residents, through city and county councillor Jean Fooks.

She said: “One of my constituents told me that such a map did not exist, so I spoke to the city council, and they said they didn’t have one, then I spoke to the county council, and they said it was a good idea.

“The map shows the city centre and the one-way and pedestrian streets to help people who are told to go to such-and-such a hotel. I have asked them to pass it on to the tourist information so they can print it out to give it to people.”

Ms Fooks said she was delighted with the way the comments had been handled by staff at County Hall.

She said: “They were so helpful, and worked very hard.”

  • The map is currently available to download from the website oxfordshire.gov.uk

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11:23am Wed 29 Aug 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

What's the point, cyclists don't adhere to the rules, so the tourists are going to get confused.
What's the point, cyclists don't adhere to the rules, so the tourists are going to get confused. Dilligaf2010
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11:33am Wed 29 Aug 12

bart-on simpson says...

How's the bins, Jean?

Don't see many of them brown ones anymore...
How's the bins, Jean? Don't see many of them brown ones anymore... bart-on simpson
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3:11pm Wed 29 Aug 12

jochta says...

How about an actual link to the map rather than just saying it's on the Oxfordshire website?
How about an actual link to the map rather than just saying it's on the Oxfordshire website? jochta
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3:49am Thu 30 Aug 12

gymrat34 says...

jochta wrote:
How about an actual link to the map rather than just saying it's on the Oxfordshire website?
Ditto.
I tried to find it on their website and gave up looking.
[quote][p][bold]jochta[/bold] wrote: How about an actual link to the map rather than just saying it's on the Oxfordshire website?[/p][/quote]Ditto. I tried to find it on their website and gave up looking. gymrat34
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7:20am Thu 30 Aug 12

SNJ says...

The Oxford Mail never puts links to anything: I expect that they are afraid people will go off and not come back to look at any more of their articles. In fact, though, they go off and spend so long looking for them that they haven't the energy to come back.

Here is the link you need:
http://www.oxfordshi
re.gov.uk/cms/conten
t/visiting-city-oxfo
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People always go on about cyclists and one-way-streets. As I understand it, cyclists are allowed to go the "wrong" way along these streets (as indeed are cars) provided they are already in the street. The law is that you must not drive/ride past the No Entry sign. I live in a one-way-street and many of my neighbours drive the wrong way to get out, and we have been told by the police that they are allowed to do this.
The Oxford Mail never puts links to anything: I expect that they are afraid people will go off and not come back to look at any more of their articles. In fact, though, they go off and spend so long looking for them that they haven't the energy to come back. Here is the link you need: http://www.oxfordshi re.gov.uk/cms/conten t/visiting-city-oxfo rd People always go on about cyclists and one-way-streets. As I understand it, cyclists are allowed to go the "wrong" way along these streets (as indeed are cars) provided they are already in the street. The law is that you must not drive/ride past the No Entry sign. I live in a one-way-street and many of my neighbours drive the wrong way to get out, and we have been told by the police that they are allowed to do this. SNJ
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7:24am Thu 30 Aug 12

SNJ says...

I have just had a good look at the map and see that they have marked Queen Street as a one-way street. It never has been one-way: people think it is simply because buses are routed through it only in one direction.

It should be marked as a "Buses and pedestrians only" street, as otherwise cars will think they can take this short cut to Carfax.
I have just had a good look at the map and see that they have marked Queen Street as a one-way street. It never has been one-way: people think it is simply because buses are routed through it only in one direction. It should be marked as a "Buses and pedestrians only" street, as otherwise cars will think they can take this short cut to Carfax. SNJ
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9:05am Thu 30 Aug 12

Cathena says...

Perhaps the council and police should do a crash course on one-way streets. Then tell us what is legal and what is not. Although there are plenty of signs drivers frequently drive the wrong way down our street - but then they sell drugs down here anyway, which probably makes difference.
Perhaps the council and police should do a crash course on one-way streets. Then tell us what is legal and what is not. Although there are plenty of signs drivers frequently drive the wrong way down our street - but then they sell drugs down here anyway, which probably makes difference. Cathena
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