Broad Street is a wide street in Oxford City Centre, just north of the former city wall. Parking bays currently dominate the middle of the road and it is also used for loading and by tourist buses.
A survey in 2002 found that the majority of the respondents wanted parking on Broad Street to be reduced or eliminated. Removing car parking spaces from Broad Street could transform the area, drawing more Westgate shopping centre visitors into this part of the city centre.
As part of this project, in October 2019 we will be undertaking a survey of customers entering shops in Broad Street and entering the Covered Market through the Market Street entrances, to identify the transport modes they used to get to town. The aim is to improve our understanding of people movement in Broad Street and the purpose for which people use car parking spaces and unloading spaces, in order to build the evidence base to present to policy makers and other stakeholders for healthy and sustainable street design.