Oxford Street - area-wide traffic reduction

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What measures are being considered to reduce traffic on streets surrounding Oxford Street?


Answer for Oxford Street - area-wide traffic reduction

Answer for Oxford Street - area-wide traffic reduction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I set a red line from the outset that transforming Oxford Street could not be to the detriment of the surrounding district, and I believe the current consultation sets out proposals to achieve this. Buses have already been reduced by 40 per cent on Oxford Street, and those remaining are proposed to be curtailed at Marble Arch and Oxford Circus. Only two limited bus routes will be re-located onto Wigmore Street and Henrietta Place. Furthermore, as part of the project Transport for London has a Freight Management Plan worked up with business groups aimed at rationalising and reducing business freight trips.  Please refer to https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/oxford-street/#impacts on traffic and environment for detailed analysis on this.