Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2654
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

To ask the Mayor what progress you have made in your manifesto commitment to pedestrianise Oxford Street?

Answer

Answer for Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Answer for Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am working closely with TfL and Westminster City Council to develop proposals to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding streets, which will give more space to pedestrians and reduce overcrowding.

An initial public consultation on high-level proposals for the western section of Oxford Street, from Orchard Street to Oxford Circus, closed on 18 June, with over 7,500 responses. Feedback is being analysed and will be considered as part of the more detailed proposals being developed before a second public consultation planned for later this year, as well as a subsequent public consultation for the eastern section of Oxford Street, from Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road.

Delivery on the western section of Oxford Street is being planned to coincide with the opening of the Elizabeth Line in 2018.