Update: Traffic queues at Bicester Village

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POLICE have put up signs ordering people not to park on side streets as Boxing Day traffic to Bicester Village builds.

This morning, there are delays of up to 30 minutes as shoppers queue.

Tailbacks into the retail park are snaking all the way back to the M40 roundabout.

Motorists have been queuing from early this morning for the Boxing Day rush to Bicester Village.

Shoppers were queuing to get into the retail park - one of the biggest of its kind in Europe - from 6.30am.

One shopper going by the name of demetrizia posted a message on Twitter at around 8am to say: "The traffic into Bicester Village is insane."

Another, KatieHaley_, made a similar point at around 8.30am, tweeting: "Bicester village is so busy!"

Rail operator Chiltern said earlier this year it would run trains on Boxing Day between Bicester and London Marylebone that could ease congestion at Bicester Village.

Traffic clogging the town’s roads has been a problem for the past two Boxing Days.

In the past, people have abandoned cars on the A41 and parked on verges the length of Kings Avenue, into Chalvey Road and Ray Road, blocking residential roads.

 

 

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12:54pm Thu 26 Dec 13

faatmaan says...

as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)
as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine) faatmaan

4:01pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Myron Blatz says...

Time to either close-down Bicester Village and other similar retail parks, or force the owners and or developers to buy-up more green-belt for multi-storey parking, together with new dedicated road access lanes off the M40. Presumably the chaos will worsen when Romanians can travel freely here as EU members?
Time to either close-down Bicester Village and other similar retail parks, or force the owners and or developers to buy-up more green-belt for multi-storey parking, together with new dedicated road access lanes off the M40. Presumably the chaos will worsen when Romanians can travel freely here as EU members? Myron Blatz

4:49pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Amio says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Time to either close-down Bicester Village and other similar retail parks, or force the owners and or developers to buy-up more green-belt for multi-storey parking, together with new dedicated road access lanes off the M40. Presumably the chaos will worsen when Romanians can travel freely here as EU members?
God forbid that immigrants boost the UK economy by spending money in our retail sector! What an idiotically xenophobic comment about Romanians.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Time to either close-down Bicester Village and other similar retail parks, or force the owners and or developers to buy-up more green-belt for multi-storey parking, together with new dedicated road access lanes off the M40. Presumably the chaos will worsen when Romanians can travel freely here as EU members?[/p][/quote]God forbid that immigrants boost the UK economy by spending money in our retail sector! What an idiotically xenophobic comment about Romanians. Amio

5:26pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Doctor69 says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Time to either close-down Bicester Village and other similar retail parks, or force the owners and or developers to buy-up more green-belt for multi-storey parking, together with new dedicated road access lanes off the M40. Presumably the chaos will worsen when Romanians can travel freely here as EU members?
What a prat!
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Time to either close-down Bicester Village and other similar retail parks, or force the owners and or developers to buy-up more green-belt for multi-storey parking, together with new dedicated road access lanes off the M40. Presumably the chaos will worsen when Romanians can travel freely here as EU members?[/p][/quote]What a prat! Doctor69

5:27pm Thu 26 Dec 13

CupHalfFull says...

Myron Blatz condemns himself out of his own mouth, his kind are thankfully in a minority
Myron Blatz condemns himself out of his own mouth, his kind are thankfully in a minority CupHalfFull

5:28pm Thu 26 Dec 13

CupHalfFull says...

faatman - what you don't understand is that in the past Bicester Village shoppers have blocked householders cars in their drive and so on. All that is required is a little consideration.
faatman - what you don't understand is that in the past Bicester Village shoppers have blocked householders cars in their drive and so on. All that is required is a little consideration. CupHalfFull

7:36pm Thu 26 Dec 13

JanetJ says...

faatmaan wrote:
as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)
You are clearly not local to Bicester. It isn't unreasonable for people to want to take their cars out of their drives on Boxing Day or to invite relatives to visit. Because of Bicester Village this often isn't possible.
[quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)[/p][/quote]You are clearly not local to Bicester. It isn't unreasonable for people to want to take their cars out of their drives on Boxing Day or to invite relatives to visit. Because of Bicester Village this often isn't possible. JanetJ

8:36pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

Let's hope that Chiltern operate a Boxing Day service to Bicester Village station when the line reopens following upgrade.

Offering a heavily discounted "shoppers fare" through a sponsorship deal with BV over the Winterval period between Oxford, Oxford Parkway and BV station would also considerably relieve the difficulties.
Let's hope that Chiltern operate a Boxing Day service to Bicester Village station when the line reopens following upgrade. Offering a heavily discounted "shoppers fare" through a sponsorship deal with BV over the Winterval period between Oxford, Oxford Parkway and BV station would also considerably relieve the difficulties. Andrew:Oxford

12:37pm Fri 27 Dec 13

davyboy says...

JanetJ wrote:
faatmaan wrote:
as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)
You are clearly not local to Bicester. It isn't unreasonable for people to want to take their cars out of their drives on Boxing Day or to invite relatives to visit. Because of Bicester Village this often isn't possible.
janet, spot on. people have no consideration for others when a bargain is about. faatman, you are right to say they are public highways, which means EVERYONE has the right to use them, not just the inconsiderate sods going to BV
[quote][p][bold]JanetJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)[/p][/quote]You are clearly not local to Bicester. It isn't unreasonable for people to want to take their cars out of their drives on Boxing Day or to invite relatives to visit. Because of Bicester Village this often isn't possible.[/p][/quote]janet, spot on. people have no consideration for others when a bargain is about. faatman, you are right to say they are public highways, which means EVERYONE has the right to use them, not just the inconsiderate sods going to BV davyboy

5:39pm Fri 27 Dec 13

East Oxford Web Watcher says...

davyboy wrote:
JanetJ wrote:
faatmaan wrote:
as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)
You are clearly not local to Bicester. It isn't unreasonable for people to want to take their cars out of their drives on Boxing Day or to invite relatives to visit. Because of Bicester Village this often isn't possible.
janet, spot on. people have no consideration for others when a bargain is about. faatman, you are right to say they are public highways, which means EVERYONE has the right to use them, not just the inconsiderate sods going to BV
Just be thankful that you not live near a busy school in Oxford. We have our roads blocked every morning and evening by inconsiderate mothers parking anywhere they like whilst they drop off and collect their offspring, not just Boxing day you lucky blighters that live near BV
[quote][p][bold]davyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JanetJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: as long as the motorists do not park illegally, the streets concerned are public highways, what do we pay road tax for, nobody has a right to park outside their house ( I have double yellows outside mine)[/p][/quote]You are clearly not local to Bicester. It isn't unreasonable for people to want to take their cars out of their drives on Boxing Day or to invite relatives to visit. Because of Bicester Village this often isn't possible.[/p][/quote]janet, spot on. people have no consideration for others when a bargain is about. faatman, you are right to say they are public highways, which means EVERYONE has the right to use them, not just the inconsiderate sods going to BV[/p][/quote]Just be thankful that you not live near a busy school in Oxford. We have our roads blocked every morning and evening by inconsiderate mothers parking anywhere they like whilst they drop off and collect their offspring, not just Boxing day you lucky blighters that live near BV East Oxford Web Watcher

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