Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Date petition submitted: 
04 November 2015
Petition presented by: 
Stephen Knight (past staff) AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We call on the Mayor of London to work with TfL and Westminster City Council to remove all motor traffic from Oxford Street, introduce a zero emission shuttle bus, leading to full pedestrianisation of Oxford Street by 2020.”

Response information

Response title: 
Mayor's Response
Name of person responding: 
Boris Johnson, Chairman of Transport for London
Response date: 
22 December 2015
“Thank you for the petition presented to the London Assembly Plenary meeting on 4 November calling for the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street by 2020. Transport for London (TfL) and Westminster City Council are, on behalf of the West End Partnership, examining a range of options for improving the environment for pedestrians on Oxford Street. Crossrail provides a unique opportunity to reconsider how transport serves Oxford Street and the wider West End. Options aimed at providing additional, better quality space for pedestrians include, reducing traffic, widening footways, reducing and relocating bus stops and pedestrianisation. This work is considering the effectiveness of each option, including how it affects accessibility for people and freight as well as the potential impact on residents and businesses. It will also be presented to the West End Partnership Board early next year. The West End Partnership Board, Westminster City Council, and TfL will review the analysis of options and take measures forward accordingly. Any changes to the working of Oxford Street would be subject to public consultation."