Oxford Street should be transformed into a world-class destination – a great place to walk and spend time.
People visiting, working and living in the area deserve to be able to walk freely, safely, breathe fresh air and have a relaxed shopping experience on the UK’s most iconic street.
We were delighted when the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, promised to pedestrianise Oxford Street by 2020.
But opposition remains and we need to make sure that change really does happen.
Air pollution on Oxford Street is four-times the legal limit
Once a week
A pedestrian is involved in a collision on Oxford Street
More people each day expected in Oxford Street when Crossrail opens in 2018
Number of people visiting Oxford Street every week
After many years campaigning, with our supporters and Westminister Living Streets Group, we are thrilled that Oxford Street is set to be transformed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
In the run up to the 2016 mayoral election the then candidate responded to our campaign by pledging to pedestrianise Oxford Street.
The first phase of a two-part consultation, which was opened in April, comes 12 months after the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, committed to full pedestrianisation.
Despite earlier commitments, the consultation states there are 'no firm plans' for how TfL and Westminster will improve Oxford Street. It was therefore essential that those of us that support a truly transformative final proposal responded to the consultation (which closed on 18 June) and make our voices heard.
In 2016 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, made the commitment...
“to turn one of the world’s most polluted streets into one of the world’s finest public spaces – a tree-lined avenue from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch."