Crowd on Oxford Street

Oxford St – the busiest feet street in the world?

28 June 2016
  • 500,000 pedestrians walk Oxford Street every day.
  • In 2014, 10 of TfL’s 24 pedestrian collision hot spots were along Oxford Street.[1]
  • Between January 2012 and September 2015 a pedestrian was involved in a collision approximately every seven days.
  • There was a fatal accident involving a pedestrian and a bus in May 2016.

In addition;

  • There are four tube stations along Oxford Street, with an average 470,000 passenger entries and exits every day.[2]
  • Around 270 buses travel along Oxford Street every hour.
  • 15,000 taxi passengers are picked up, set down, or carried along Oxford Street every day.[3]

The London Assembly Transport Committee is investigating the issues facing Oxford Street and the surrounding area, including pedestrian safety and road congestion.  It will explore how the Mayor can fulfil his manifesto commitment to pedestrianise Oxford Street and identify the implications for road users and retailers.

You are invited to join the Committee Members on their travels from10.00 tomorrow morning. The route is;

10.00-11.00

  • Assemble at MSE Meeting rooms, 103A Oxford Street, W1D 2HG (New York Room). One minute away from Tottenham Court Road station.
  • Oxford Street East
  • Oxford Circus/ Regent Street
  • Oxford Street West
    • Bond Street/ Hanover Square
    • Davis Street
    • Duke Street Junction
    • Orchard Street Junction
  • Wigmore Street

ATTENDEES:

Assembly Members

Chair Caroline Pidgeon AM, Caroline Russell AM, Florence Eshalomi AM, David Kurten AM and Joanne McCartney AM.

Guests

New West End Company:

Jace Tyrell (Chief Executive), Steve Medway (Managing Director, Trading Environment), Lucy Musgrave (consultant from Publica)

City of Westminster:

Cllr Heather Acton (Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Parking), Graham King (Head of Strategic Planning and Transportation)

Living Streets:

Joe Irvin (Chief Executive), Peter Hartley (Westminster Chair)

The visit will take place on tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 June from 10.00am.

Media are invited to attend.

Notes to editors

  1. London Assembly, Feet First, 2014
  2. http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-underground-performance-reports/resource/b6ab04fc-9062-4291-b514-7fa218073b4c
  3. West End Commission, West End Commission: Final Report, 2013
  4. Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  5. London Assembly Transport Committee
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.