The Gateway Pundit reported on plans approved by the County Council in Oxfordshire, England to begin ‘trial’ climate restrictions using traffic filter permits to restrict the amount of driving area residents can do.
The new traffic reduction scheme called “traffic filters” to help reduce traffic congestion, enhance pedestrian safety, and help address climate change, according to Truth About Cars.
However, the idea includes dividing Oxford into six zones in which residents cannot drive to certain areas without the right documentation.
If this plan moves through, a barrier will separate the six zones of Oxford and limit the freedom of its residents. Seven days a week, 12 hours a day, between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm, or face a £70 ($85) fine.
The target plan will be in the summer of 2023.
What are the traffic filters?
According to Oxfordshire’s government website, “When they are operating, private cars will not be allowed through the traffic filters without a permit. All other vehicles including buses, coaches, taxis, vans, mopeds, motorbikes and HGVs will be allowed at all times. Residents in Oxford and some areas just outside the city will be able to apply for a permit allowing them to drive through the traffic filters for up to 100 days per year. Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras will monitor the traffic filters.”
Therefore, presuming you were able to get approved in the first place, driving your own car to and from work every day will guarantee that you will use more than the permitted allotment.
How traffic filters work?
“Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras will be installed to monitor vehicles going through the traffic filters. Traffic signs will identify the location of each traffic filter, including operational hours and vehicles that are exempt to travel through. Any vehicle that goes through the traffic filter and is not exempt, will be charged a penalty of £70.”
As expected, many locals strongly disapprove of the plan. Many people called this Orwellian traffic scheme a “climate lockdown” and likened it to the Berlin Wall and the COVID lockdown.
“Welcome to Oxfordshire Open Prison because this is what is being delivered,” one angry resident attended a council meeting. “I used to work for prison service, so I know how open prisons work.”
“These districts and these filters and gates and signs that are being forced on to the people of Oxfordshire without their democratic consent,” she continued.
Watch the video below:
It’s not going well for Oxford county council. pic.twitter.com/vybbmUUWie
— Mark (@markmaycot) December 9, 2022
Global tyranny poses a greater risk than climate change.
OXFORD – The people rise and say NO!
They are refusing the Net Zero lockdown that steals their freedoms and controls their lives through surveillance, citizen monitoring and punishments.
We hear you Oxford and we stand with you. The people will decide.
Hold. Your. Line! pic.twitter.com/YXHhGElv6D
— Bernie’s Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) December 10, 2022
Others compared this to the movie ‘Hunger Games’
Watch the video below:
The Hunger Games in Oxford, England?
How can anyone listen to the WEF?
Based on the World Economic Forum’s 15-min City concept,
Oxfordshire is doing it whether people like it or not
You can ONLY go out of your zone by car 100 days per year, 2 cars=50 trips, 3 cars=33 car trips pic.twitter.com/oFpB19Fey7
— LionHearted (@LionHearted76) December 13, 2022
Swedish journalist Peter Imanuelsen has more to this:
Remember when people were called ”conspiracy theorists” for warning that climate lockdowns would be the next step?
Well, just have a look at this new extremely draconian rule in Britain that sounds like something straight out of 1984.
They will monitor you.
All residents will be forced to register their car with the council. Number plate recognition cameras set up in the city will MONITOR how many times you leave your zone.
In fact, private cars will be banned altogether from crossing between the zones unless you buy a permit which will allow you a maximum of 100 crossings per year! Oh, how generous.
Those without a permit or if you drive between the zones after having reached your limit of 100 crossings, you will be fined £70 per crossing.
This is all being done in the name of climate change, aiming to stop people to take ”unnecessary” journeys and force people to walk or take the bus instead.
These climate zones will turn Oxford into a ”15-minute city”, with the plan being to force people to walk in order to access local shops and services.
Did you see that, the ”15-minute city” thing? I am going to let you guess where that idea comes from…
It comes from none other than the World Economic Forum. They literally talked about this in their Sustainable Development Summit 2021.
Now Canterbury appears to be following the climate scheme.
First Oxford, now Canterbury. Following the WEF plan#ClimateScam pic.twitter.com/l46rPQVCI7
— DonKeiller (@KeillerDon) December 11, 2022
Truth Talk UK reports:
Canterbury’s Council Bosses have drawn up a radical plan to tackle congestion that will split the city into five zones and ban residents from driving directly between them.
During the Middle Ages, Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, was a pilgrimage site. With cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, ancient Roman walls encircle its medieval center. It has a population of 43432.
In Canterbury’s ‘Local Plan to 2045’, the council proposes splitting the city into five districts, with drivers unable to cross between districts by private car – even if they live there.
Within the document is the idea of 15 minute neighborhoods: For example – “Community infrastructure provided as part of upcoming developments should be accessible to new and existing residents – preferably within 15 minutes walking time and always within 15 minutes.” – They say this is about ’living locally’.
Those who break the rules will face fines (possibly the same as Oxford’s £70) enforced by number-plate recognition cameras and won’t be able to make simple journeys around the city. According to Page 14 of the draft Canterbury District Local Plan to 2045 – there will be “Implementation of an ANPR-based sectoring system and modal filters to limit cross-city trips.”
They will instead have to drive out of their ‘neighbourhood’ and onto a new bypass – essentially a much larger outer ring-road – before re-entering their chosen zone. Short, direct journeys across the city – like to supermarkets, retail parks or GP surgeries – will be banned to encourage residents to walk, cycle or use public transportation.
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