Consultation – Thame Proposed 20mph Speed Limits

Oxfordshire County Council wants to make our built environments safer and more attractive places to walk and cycle. To enable this, 20mph speed restrictions are being used to help promote alternative modes of transport for local travel. Further details on how the council is considering making 20mph the new 30mph for Oxfordshire communities can be found here.

We’re therefore asking for your views on the proposal to introduce a 20mph speed within Thame, replacing the majority of the 30mph speed limit in the process. Various lengths of 30mph speed limit will be retained within the town – including on the main town approaches of: Aylesbury Road, Chinnor Road/Garden City, Kingsey Road, Oxford Road & Thame Park Road – with Officers having taken the current road environment & traffic usage into account. Additionally, the existing 40mph & 50mph speed limits will remain unaffected by these proposals. The proposals are being put forward following road safety concerns raised by the town, and form part of a countywide programme of works that seeks to deliver ‘a safer place with a safer pace’ for the residents of Oxfordshire. In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

  • Public Notice,
  • Statement of Reasons,
  • Consultation Plan(s), and
  • Draft Traffic Regulation Order(s).

The proposed Traffic Regulation Order is scheduled to be advertised in the Oxford Times newspaper today; Thursday 26 October 2023, and details are also available to view on the Councils consultation portal at the address below:

Have Your Say on the Proposed 20mph Speed Limits in Thame

Read Thame Town Council’s news on 20mph

As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 17 November 2023.

Date posted: Friday 27 October 2023