Say YES to a vehicle-free Oxford Street

Ambitious plans for the transformation of Oxford Street have now been released.

The release of the plans and a public consultation follows our long-running campaign to pedestrianise one of the UK’s most iconic streets.

We have until 17 December to say YES to these plans to ensure the complete removal of traffic from Oxford Street.

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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


More people each day expected in Oxford Street when Crossrail opens in 2018


Number of people visiting Oxford Street every week

Currently Oxford Street is dangerously overcrowded and polluted. We’re delighted that the Mayor’s plans propose the complete removal of all motor traffic from Oxford Street, making the area safe and accessible to everyone.

This is a critical time. Opposition to the transformation remains, so we need as many people as possible to say YES to a vehicle-free Oxford Street – without your backing the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street will not happen.

Responding to the consultation couldn't be easier - it's just a question of how long you can spare

Under a minute

Simply answer Yes to question 1 on the first page of the survey to say you support the proposal to make Oxford Street vehicle-free.

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2 minutes or more

If you have more time, we encourage you to comment in more detail on the proposals. Living Streets is supporting:

  • The complete removal of traffic from Oxford Street, 24 hours a day.
  • Walking improvements across the wider Oxford Street area  including new crossings, wider footways and improved seating.
  • Pedestrian priority at crossings on all north-south vehicle routes.

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Video: Tom Platt, our Head of Policy & Comms, invites you to support ambitious plans for Oxford Street

Living Streets welcomes "ambitious plans" for Oxford Street

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Oxford Street - the story so far

Oxford Street

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.

This is a new phase of the consultation

If you responded to the previous consultation where ideas were gathered on the future of the street, you still need to take part in this phase which is looking for feedback on the specific plans unveiled by the Mayor and Westminster City Council.


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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...