Oxford Street Pedestrianisation (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0431
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Mayor agree that having a bus route (Number 94) turning around North Row, as part of the Oxford Street pedestrianisation plans, runs counter to attempts to improve air quality on Oxford Street - especially considering all other bus routes are being relocated to Marble Arch?

Answer

Answer for Oxford Street Pedestrianisation (2)

Answer for Oxford Street Pedestrianisation (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Air quality is expected to improve across the Oxford Street district as a result of our plans. Some buses will still run through the area as it is essential to maintain connections and public transport provision for bus users. These vehicles will be modern, clean and quiet buses that meet the latest emissions and ULEZ standards. The proposed 94 route using North Row balances the requirements to take bus passengers as close to the new traffic-free area as possible while also relieving some of the pressures at Marble Arch on bus stops and stands, and the numbers of passengers interchanging.

Transport for London is currently reviewing many thousands of responses following the recent consultation. Suggestions for changes to the plans will all be considered before TfL and Westminster City Council bring forward final proposals for a decision later in the year, including any changes to proposals for the bus network.