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Publications & initiatives relating to movement & connectivity

  • This list makes no claim to be comprehensive; further suggestions are welcome!
  • Years 2017-2020 follow beneath the Gallery and Downloads
  • Documents not available elsewhere are attached below. External links were validated in July 2021.
  • There is a separate timeline for shifting administrative provision.


Eynsham and Barnard Gate VILLAGE APPRAISAL; supported by EPC. The transport section (781 responses) on pages 6-7 covers ‘Cars etc’, buses and on street parking. 89% thought parking hazardous.


Mill Street clogged with carsAugust: Eynsham VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT; Eynsham Society. The traffic section on pages 13-14, quoted here in full, notes ‘hazardous parking, though the congestion this creates does at least reduce vehicle speeds’.


October: Mill Street ZEBRA CROSSING - consultation and installation. EPC to contribute £5000 towards the project


September: Eynsham PARISH PLAN. 730 people responded to the Roads, traffic & Transport survey. Vehicle length / weight restriction attracted 417 ‘votes’ with one-way traffic second (232) and speed restriction third.


Access and ParkingOctober: first ‘ACCESS MAP’ for visitors to the village (last revised in 2012).


May: independent review of SIGNPOSTING for drivers of private cars or transit vehicles, presented to EPC communications committee.

August: independent report on FOOTWAYS / pavements, especially for the mobility-impaired. Dropped kerbs, bodged repairs and thoughtlessness crop up repeatedly.

November: official statement on the problems created by PAVEMENT PARKING, the role of enforcement agencies and the associated penalties.


new site for cycle parking April: illustrated overview of CYCLING as a lifestyle choice.

May: CYCLE PARKING audit suggests new areas for installations and sites for upgrading.


January: note on roads and signs for GreenTEA suggests 20mph SPEED LIMIT on Oxford and Cassington Roads.

April: GREEN TRAVEL MAP of cycle, pedestrian and public transport routes (WODC; last revised in 2013); update on cycle stands; we have an interactive map.


October: action on HIGHWAY DEFECTS relies on public feedback - report them direct at Fix My Street.


January: Witney Road ZEBRA CROSSING (proposed February 2014) - consultation begins. EPC finally agreed a contribution of £3,000 in June 2016 to supplement funds from Bartholomew School and (mainly) Section 106.

August: Eynsham NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - initial community engagement findings. Key issues identified under transport and infrastructure are congestion, car parking and cycling/pedestrian facilities.

20mph is plentyOctober: EPC opts for 20mph SPEED LIMITS, proposing them online and in Eynsham News. ‘A 20mph zone is a big decision and won’t be implemented unless there is clear support in the village.’

November: first 20mph consultation report. Just 29 individuals and 2 business owners responded.


July: PUBLIC TRANSPORT Bus Route 18 Oxford - Eynsham - Stanton Harcourt - Standlake - Bampton (hourly, Mon-Sat) discontinued. ‘… income from fare paying passengers is too low to meet running costs.’

November: WODC PARKING Strategy. The action plan on pages 108-9 notes concerns about lack of enforcement relat[ing] to on-street parking and identifies a work programme for Back Lane Car Park (page 125).



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speed-watch on Hanborough Road, June 2006 - Photographer Eynsham Onlinerush hour on Oxford Road, September 2006 - Photographer John Jagoaccess, industrial estates & car park, May 2010 - Photographer Paul Hugheswalk to school initiative, May 2013 - Photographer Steve Wheelercycle safety competition winners, December 2013 - promotion by Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service and Thames Valley Police, supported by Eynsham Rotary - Photographer Eynsham OnlineB4044 community path campaign, September 2014 - Photographer Hannah Laurens‘highway intervention points’, September 2017 - Photographer The Urbanists for Eynsham Parish Councilheart of the matter: central Eynsham, July 2020 - Photographer Robert Marsh


January: A40 PARK & RIDE / bus lane consultation (OCC). The Parish Council response supports neither.

April: WODC Draft Local Plan - EPIC responses include include transport, movement and infrastructure.

June: Eynsham-Retail Group survey on PARKING issues. The feedback page is still available.

highway intervention sitesSeptember: 20mph ZONE - update from EPC plus draft report from the consultants. Total cost to date almost £6,000; estimated cost of 10 ‘highway intervention points’ approaches £500,000.

October: A40 night-time road surveys for the bus lane / Park and Ride (resuming June 2018, March 2020, etc).


March: survey on TRAFFIC issues by Eynsham News Group, highlights the consultants’ costings.

May: EN survey results confirm congestion / parking as key issues; the response rate (again) is very low.

May: independent review of ‘THE 20mph PROJECT’ questions its democratic mandate and calls for a more balanced approach from EPC’s emerging traffic sub-committee.

November: new Park & Ride / bus lane consultation (OCC links no longer work).

comments by themeNovember: WODC analysis of feedback on key issues for the GARDEN VILLAGE: transportation and movement attracted 43% of comments (pages 23-28).


July: ‘Future of the A40’ packed public meeting with Oxfordshire County Council and other key parties. The Eynsham Society has an unedited recording (162Mb).

October: TVP guide to PARKING enforcement and relevant agencies.

November: Housing Infrastructure Funding decision (£102m for extension of the A40 dual carriageway, etc.) The government said the cash would ‘unlock’ 5,050 homes to be built in west Oxfordshire.


July: ‘Enjoy Eynsham’ – EPC proposal to close central Eynsham to through traffic, in aid of social distancing, met a significant backlash, especially from retailers. Following discussion in council in August (Minute 20/159), the order was cancelled in September (20/173).

October: timed PARKING / loading bays requested by retailers in 2018 (minute 18/TAS16), plus double yellow lines around the village, clear formal consultation. Jointly funded by County Councillor Priority Fund and EPC.

November: GreenTEA report on our travel behaviour under lockdown (40 respondents) calls for more EV charging points.

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