Plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street 'off the table'. Act now!

More than 7,000 Living Streets supporters said they backed plans for a transformed Oxford Street. The majority of responses to TfL and Westminster City Council's consultations on the future of Oxford Street supported proposals to transform the street. 

Despite this, the leadership of Westminster Council has announced it will no longer support plans to make Oxford Street traffic-free.

Thousands of Living Streets supporters made it heard that a traffic-free Oxford Street is a cleaner, healthier and more profitable Oxford Street. We’re not going to stop saying it; we’re just going to turn the volume up.

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Whatever Westminster’s leaders do and say, a transformation of Oxford Street will happen – because it has to. London cannot accept its iconic shopping street continuing to be so dominated by motor traffic that it is failing businesses, failing pedestrians who are suffering far too many collisions and injuries, failing those seeking to cycle in safety to and through the area, and failing with illegal pollution levels that damage the health of those visiting the area.

Living Streets and London Cycling Campaign

Oxford Street pedestrianisation plans 'off the table for good'.

Pedestrianising Oxford Street is Vital.

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Air pollution on Oxford Street is four-times the legal limit

 

 

Once a week

A pedestrian is involved in a collision on Oxford Street

150,000

More station entry and exits are expected per day when the Elizabeth Line fully opens in December 2019

4,000,000

Number of people visiting Oxford Street every week

Oxford Street - the story so far

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After many years campaigning, with our supporters and Westminster 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 street will now be pedestrianised in three phases, with a series of consultations to gather opinions and assess support.

It is important to respond to every consultation to make our voices heard.

  

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Walking Cities: London

Living Streets has seven principles on which it has been campaigning on the future of Oxford Street

1 Make Oxford Street a world-class visitor and business destination - a great place to be and walk

2. Removal of all motor traffic with access to buses and taxis a short walk away 

3. Accessible to all, regardless of age or disability

4. A safe environment, day and night

5. Provision of a parallel high quality east-west cycle route

6. Careful consideration of the impact on the wider West End 

7. Consolidated deliveries limited to off peak times

Our campaign partners supporting these seven principles

The Voices
of London

We chatted to some London residents when Oxford Street was closed to cars. Here's what they had to say...