Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: Campaigners Guide

This guide is based on experience in Oxford between 2018 and 2021, where a successful campaign led to installation of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Florence Park, Church Cowley and Temple Cowley.


The background to these events was increasing concern with traffic, casualties, air pollution and a County Council that was saying some good things but actually prioritising motor traffic and building roads. Active travel and low carbon groups came together to promote positive alternatives to increasing motor traffic, including LTNs.

Here we share our key learning points, and milestones which the Oxford campaign went through, in chronological order – from setting up, right through to implementation and maintenance of the LTNs. A brief timeline is shown below, and you can see more detail under each ‘key learning point’, left.

We hope this guide will act as a roadmap of what to do and expect at each stage of your own campaign. Good luck!

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