Transport and Connectivity

Your travel in and around the city

Oxford today


Around 46,000 people commute into Oxford for work.

The current ‘Zero Emissions’ proposal would see diesel and petrol vehicles banned from Oxford city centre in phases until 2035; this hopefully will cut the nitrogen dioxide level in the city centre’s most polluted street, George Street.

Meanwhile, 17% of Oxford residents already commute to work by bicycle – the second highest percentage of any English city.

What we might we see in 2050

In the city you will be transported in a driverless car or a robot taxis will take you around the city.

You will be able to travel quickly and easily across the country via hyperloops and you may even be able to travel to Mars.

Drones will deliver your shopping.

Roads will be different, they will selfheal and may glow in the dark to light our way. They may be made up of solar panels and power electric vehicles as they drive.

Our vision statement options

  • Congestion is a thing of the past and the city centre is traffic free for large parts of the day
  • There is quick easy access in and out of the city and Oxford is served by excellent transport connections to the rest of the UK
  • Freight consolidation and zero emission last mile delivery systems are in place to support the needs of local businesses and other organisations
  • We use zero emissions transport methods across the whole city
  • Working people can live close to their workplaces, or are able to commute using safe and accessible cycling and walking routes or through efficient zero emission mass transport systems
  • We have minimised our food miles with increased supply and consumption of food grown within 50 kilometres of the city
  • Most people use mass transit systems to move around the city
  • Most people use bicycles including electric bikes to move around the city
  • Most people move around the city on foot
  • Excellent universal broadband access enables people to work wherever they choose