looking for people who have personal stories of travel misery.
looking at the state of road network system and how it effects people's
travel through Oxfordshire.
like to hear what you have to say.
- The lengths you go to avoid traffic jams and nominate the road
you think is the worst in the county.
- Any frustrating journey you take on a daily basis.
- Lorries on the M40 and major roads around Oxfordshire.
- The person you know for whom a five minute walk to the newsagent
is just too much for them.
be investigating these and other travel topics in a range of coverage
on TV, radio and BBCi Oxford.
will be also asking who is to blame for the current situation and
what the solutions might be.
I want to nominate the A40 between Witney and Oxford as the
worst road in the country.
is mentioned every day on Radio Oxford. You could use a pre-recorded
announcement to say that the A40 Eastbound is gridlocked.
is a major trunk road connecting the west of the country with
rush hour that cross country traffic is joined by thousands
of local commuters and parents taking their children into
A40 trunk road is so bad that many cross country travellers
leave it to go over the Eynsham toll bridge. It is typical
to have a 30 minute queue to pay 5p to go over this ancient
thoroughfare. It could only happen in England!
I started using the A40 10 years ago I was against road widening
and I supported other measures such as co-ordinated buses
for Oxford schools or a light railway. As there has been no
progress whatever on alternatives and traffic volume has increased
to gridlock there is now no alternative but road improvement.
I would encourage you to study the A40 and the Eynsham toll
bridge for your gridlock feature.
What IS it about the Brits that they want to wallow in gloom
all the time?!
of all stripes ignore public transport for half a century
then suddenly decide cars are bad. And the mediafolk fall
for most people most of the time their car does the job best.
And for the ones who do find themselves in regular jams, what
about entertaining a change of job/home/lifestyle?
Jeffires, Brill Bucks
my view congestion started when Dr. Beaching decimated the
railway system and gave up to the car.
is a good example - just about every market town around Oxford
was connected to the City by rail. Witney, Abingdon, Woodstock,
Thame to name a few.
railway stations have now gone with the exception of Bicester,
which was re-introduced with a passenger connection to Oxford.
Thame Wheatley,Horsepath, Cowley, Littlemore, Kennington.
It is these railway links that should be re introduced and
a park and ride system operate at each station or Holt on
people could still walk or cycle to the station anyway.
old rail network, if re-intoduced could also be utilised for
local deliveries taking many vans and lorries of the road.
More roads no matter how wide means more jams. Just look at