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.
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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