December 12, 2022

WORLD: The Commies At The World Economic Forum Call For End To Private Car Ownership. In UK, Oxford And Canterbury County's Planning To Embark On “Climate Lockdowns” In 2024

GB News published December 10, 2022: Oxfordshire County Council APPROVES £6.5m traffic filter scheme | Niall Crowley discusses.
Sky News Australia published December 6, 2022: Prepare for 'climate lockdowns': Rogue British council wants to strip you of freedoms.

Sky News host Rowan Dean says according to Darren Birks at the independent website Vision News, the Oxfordshire County Council is planning to embark on “climate lockdowns” in 2024.

“I believe we are facing a sinister threat to the freedoms and everyday liberties that we and our parents have taken for granted all our and their lives,” Mr Dean said.

“But are being squeezed out of us by woke left-wing authoritarian governments more effectively than a python crushing the breath out of Mrs Kafoops pet.

“And if we don't wake up soon and start saying no, it will be too late.”
Hilariously claiming it's false information, in fact check articles below, while proving by detailing the plan it is actually happening the way it was explained in the video above from Sky News Australia and GB News. The following is taken from "Climate Change" lingo.

From Smart Cities: Introducing the “15-Minute City”: Sustainability, Resilience and Place Identity in Future Post-Pandemic Cities

3. An Early Mapping of the 15-Minute City Concept and Emerging Variations

Since the concept’s proposal in 2016 and its wide coverage in the popular media, followed by its adoption at policy level in Paris, leading to discussions in other global cities, there have been emerging variations of the concept that seem to portray the same principle philosophy of “chrono-urbanism” while supporting the need for proximity-based indicators to better service urban areas. These approaches of chrono-urbanism are in line with studies underlining the importance of urban rhythms in order to understand the quality of life in cities: especially space is relevant only as it is coupled with temporal dimension. (emphasis mine)
Tuesday December 6, 2022

Oxfordshire County Council has issued a statement after an article went viral claiming the authority would implement a "climate lockdown" in 2024. The piece, published to a site called 'Watts Up With That', alleged that Oxfordshire residents would be locked "into one of six zones" via electronic gates.

The piece continued to say that people living in the county would be "confined to their own neighbourhoods" under the trial and would need "permission from the council" to leave. Now, the council has responded to the claims made in the piece.

A spokesperson for the council told OxfordshireLive that the information was taken from a recent council decision to green light traffic filters in the city. The filters will ban private vehicles from six areas of the city at certain times and are set be introduced following the completion of rail bridge works on Botley Road in 2023.

Contrary to the viral article's claims, there will be no "physical barriers", with the restricted zones monitored by Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras (ANPRs). They are set to be placed on St Cross Road, Thames Street and Hythe Bridge Street in the city centre and on St Clements, Marston Ferry Road and Hollow Way.

Up to 100 day passes per year will be offered to residents and businesses affected by the changes, enabling them to travel through the filters without penalty. A spokesperson for the council explained: "Traffic filters have been part of Oxford’s Transport Strategy since 2015, and are a key tool to reduce traffic congestion in Oxford. Traffic filters are not designed to stop people from driving private vehicles.

"Everywhere in the city will still be accessible by car, although some private car drivers may need to use a different route during the operating hours of the traffic filters. Vehicles going through the traffic filters will be monitored by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, not by electronic gates or any other physical barriers.

"When they are operating, private cars will not be allowed through without a permit. All other vehicles including buses, coaches, taxis, vans, mopeds, motorbikes and HGVs will be allowed at all times."

How do the traffic filter permits work?

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. Every resident in the Oxford permit area will be eligible for one permit to drive through the filters 100 days a year, and each household will be eligible for a maximum of three permits.

This means that if there are two people living in one house and they own one car each, they will each be eligible for a permit to drive through the filters 100 days a year. Residents in remaining parts of the county will be eligible for a permit to drive through the filters 25 times a year.

In addition to the free resident permits, unlimited permits will also be available for blue badge holders, health workers and both professional and non-professional care workers. People receiving frequent hospital treatments will also be eligible to drive through the filters. Car journeys for these permit holders are expected to be faster and more reliable.

When will the traffic filters be introduced in Oxford?

According to the council, the traffic filters will be implemented as a trial under an experimental traffic regulation order (ETRO) for a minimum period of six months. During the trial, the county council will assess the impact of the traffic filters by monitoring traffic levels, bus journey times and air quality as well as review any impacts on individuals and those with protected characteristics.

A second public consultation will run during the first six months of the trial. A long-term decision about the traffic filters will be made towards the end of the trial based on monitoring data collected and feedback from consultation.
From From the Oxford City Council Consultation page we see the plan is to reduce journeys that you think are necessary but the councilors don’t.
Why are we introducing trial traffic filters?

Across our county, we want to reduce unnecessary journeys by private vehicles and make walking, cycling, public and shared transport the natural first choice.

This will help us deliver an affordable, sustainable and inclusive transport system that enables the county to thrive whilst protecting the environment and making Oxfordshire a better place to live for all residents.
And it is about “protecting the environment” by tracking you and resisting your movement.

Canterbury is planning something spookily similar –– dividing up the city into five different districts with drivers unable to cross between zones without being fined. The old grid system of cities made for shorter distances and more choices. The new system offers only more obstacles and less freedom.

From Just as many predicted, the second city to impose travel restrictions ala 15 minute city agenda is Canterbury in England, which becomes the second city to impose huge restrictions of freedom of movement on residents of its city. The controversial plan includes the very same restrictions on personal freedoms as the Oxford scheme, a scheme which it's implementers have said "is going to happen whether residents like it or not".
AFP (globalist funded) Fact Check
written by Kate TAN, AFP Australia
Thursday December 8, 2022

After Oxfordshire County Council in southeast England approved a £6.5 million ($7.93 million) trial to reduce traffic congestion, false posts wrongly suggested that councillors had approved a "climate lockdown" for 2024. The council's spokesperson said that residents would be free to move around the city and no lockdown had been ordered. A campaigner who backed the trial told AFP the scheme aims to help to reduce congestion, while an Oxfordshire councillor who opposed the trial said the social media posts were "untrue".

Social media users shared a screenshot of a misleading article titled "Oxfordshire County Council Pass Climate Lockdown 'trial' to Begin in 2024".

The article, which was published by online magazine Vision News on November 30, suggested Oxfordshire residents would be "confined to their local neighbourhood and have to ask permission to leave it all to 'save the planet'."

“Oxfordshire County Council yesterday approved plans to lock residents into one of six zones to 'save the planet' from global warming.

"The latest stage in the '15 minute city' agenda is to place electronic gates on key roads in and out of the city, confining residents to their own neighbourhoods,” the text reads.

The claim circulated after the council approved a £6.5 million ($7.93 million) traffic filters trial to limit private vehicles travelling on busy city routes during peak hours on November 29.

According to the county’s website, six traffic filters will be installed inside Oxford roads “to reduce traffic, make bus journeys faster and make walking and cycling safer.”

The screenshot and the article have been shared more than 940 times, with the claim spreading online in Australia, the United States, Canada and the UK.

Sky News Australia host Rowan Dean discussed Vision News' screenshot on a TV programme and his reporting was subsequently shared by Canadian right-wing professor Jordan Peterson.

US Fox News commentator Steve Milloy also shared a similar claim to his 63.9k followers on Twitter.

The claim has also spread in other languages including French and Portuguese.

However, the claim is false.

According to a council spokesperson, residents will not be locked down in their homes as part of the plans, which aim to reduce congestion.

“Traffic filters are not a climate lockdown, they are designed to reduce traffic on inner city roads in Oxford,” the spokesperson told AFP on December 8.

"Everywhere in the city will still be accessible by car, although some private car drivers may need to use a different route during the operating hours of the traffic filters."

The council issued a statement in response to the misleading claim circulating online on December 7, saying its staff and councillors had been abused due to "inaccurate information" on social media and that it would report the most extreme abuse to the police.

Conservative county councillor Liam Walker, who opposed proposals for the traffic filters trial, tweeted in response to the online claims: "I don’t support the LibDem/Labour/Green bus gate plans but this is a completely untrue tweet. Residents aren't on lockdown & traffic can enter/exit the different zones."

Traffic scheme

The six traffic filters will operate seven days a week, except for two filters on Hollow Way and Marston Ferry Road, which will operate Monday to Saturday, according to the council's website.

Private vehicles without permits travelling through filters will be charged a penalty of £70 ($85.3). Other vehicles -- including buses, coaches, taxis, vans, mopeds, motorbikes and HGVs -- will be allowed on the routes at all times.

Campaign director for Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, Zuhura Plummer told AFP on December 7 that claims of a "climate lockdown" were not true.

"It's a scheme to help speed up buses as they get caught in a lot of traffic, and to make cycling safer and more pleasant," she said.

Vision News falsely claimed that residents would be locked into one of six zones as part of a "15-minute-city" agenda.

Plummer said: "Nobody is kept in their houses and the city is not divided into zones, there are no barriers and the roads are not closed. Any claims of this sort are categorically untrue."

On its website, the council says proposals for "15-minute neighbourhoods" aims to ensure that every resident has all the essentials (shops, healthcare, parks) within a 15-minute walk of their home.

The council's spokesperson said: "All parts of the city will still be accessible by private cars, and there will not be any electronic gates or other physical barriers on roads."

According to the council, the trial is set to be held for six months from late 2023 or early 2024, before a public consultation to decide on a long-term strategy.

UPDATE 12/14/22 at 1:57pm: Added info below.
Fact checkers can kiss my ass.

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