Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Campaigners Guide
Key learning points
4. Keep decision makers informed
Identifying supportive local Councillors is very helpful, but it is also important to keep the key decision makers informed throughout the process. They are ultimately responsible for any changes to the streets and regular briefings and invitations to events are very useful.
How we did it in Oxford
For more inspiration, read about the “Implementing Liveability” event at Oxford Town Hall. This was a big public event, with invitations to Councillors and Council officers. It was introduced by then-Councillor John Sanders, and Clyde Loakes from Waltham Forest gave an inspiring speech for our local representatives.
On 12 May 2020 a Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and Covid-19 online discussion was hosted by local representatives Yvonne Constance (Cabinet Member for Environment including Transport), Cllr John Sanders and senior officer Sue Halliwell.
From May 2020 onwards OLS hosted regular online meetings for Oxford residents, Councillors and anyone interested, to support and advise people in other parts of Oxford looking to establish LTNs in their area.