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Transport way, Oxford

Reported via desktop in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category anonymously at 21:11, Tuesday 6 October 2020 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2329132.

I am contacting you about the "No lorry parking signs" on Transport Way. The signs show a pictogram with text in four central and eastern European languages including Romanian and Polish but not English. I am Romanian myself, and hence the issue stood out to me like a sore thumb. This can be read by passers by as systemically ingrained xenophobia as it almost presents the expectation that the reader is not English and is in fact a person from Central and Eastern Europe. I recommend you change the signs to either include English or leave just the pictogram alone for fairness and equal treatment of individuals.

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 21:12, Tuesday 6 October 2020

  • The sign implies that the reader is a lorry driver and it could be read that the expectation is for lorry drivers to not be English, which is xenophobic.

    Posted anonymously at 23:09, Tuesday 6 October 2020

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