The London Assembly has today (17 August) produced a report looking into how to improve London’s bus network. 

This follows on from London Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s ambition to make London better for walking, cycling and public transport.

The report recognises that Transport for London (TfL) is making significant changes to the Central London bus network, including re-routing buses away from Oxford Street.

Oxford Street is going to be pedestrianised by 2020 as part of plans to improve the capital’s transport network and revitalise Britain’s most iconic shopping street. 

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Steve Chambers, Policy and Research Coordinator at Living Streets, which campaigned for the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street says: “The transformation of Oxford Street can only happen if bus routes are significantly reconfigured, not just shifted to adjacent streets. It is good to see recommendations to redistribute bus capacity to where it is needed most.”

The draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy is currently out for consultation until 2 October.