Oxford Street Pedestrianisation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2276
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please update the Assembly on your current plans for the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street.

Answer

Answer for Oxford Street Pedestrianisation

Answer for Oxford Street Pedestrianisation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is working in close partnership with Westminster City Council (WCC) to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding streets. A critical part of any transformation of Oxford Street is a reduction of traffic volumes. TfL and WCC plan to improve the look and feel of the area and create a more pedestrian friendly environment. This would address overcrowding, poor air quality and road safety concerns, as well as looking at the issues in the wider district, using the Healthy Streets Approach to make our streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

TfL and WCC have recently completed a consultation on the transformation of Oxford Street, which closed on 18 June 2017. TfL and WCC will now consider all of the responses and depending upon the feedback, they will look to develop a more defined set of proposals and hold a second consultation in November 2017 to seek comments.

The work on Oxford Street would need to be undertaken in phases. TfL and WCC propose that we would make changes to the look and feel of the section of Oxford Street, from Orchard Street to Oxford Circus, ahead of the opening of the Elizabeth line in late 2018. An update on the project will be given to TfL's Programmes & Investment Committee on 28 June 2017.