A plan to ban cars from parts of Oxford city centre are set to be dropped after a backlash from the public.
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council wanted to install temporary bus gates in Hythe Bridge Street or Worcester Street and in St Cross Road or South Parks Road.
County councillors have been advised to ditch the project after thousands of people opposed the £400,000 plan.
The city council still wants the bus gates to go ahead.
The temporary measures had been proposed to “assist Oxford’s recovery from the coronavirus and allow more road space for cyclists and pedestrians”.
More than 7,200 people responded to a consultation, which is thought to be the highest response ever to one run by the county council.
Overall, 46% of people said they thought the installation of bus gates was a bad idea.
Meanwhile 35% said the plan was a good idea and 15% said they thought it was good but were “concerned about the details”.
County councillors will be asked to axe the plan at a meeting on 13 October.