London’s Oxford Street to be pedestrianised by 2020
Thursday 14 July 2016 08.39 BST
Mayor of London announces plan to ban vehicles from major shopping street as part of his commitment to tackle air pollution
Oxford Street will be pedestrianised by 2020, the mayor of London’s office has announced.
The central London shopping hub is one of the busiest in the capital and is visited by more than 4 million people each week.
The plan will be rolled out in two stages to reduce disruption on the 1.2-mile stretch of road.
Valerie Shawcross, London’s deputy mayor for transport, told the London assembly that the plan was to ban all vehicles from Tottenham Court Road to beyond Selfridges and the entrance to Bond Street tube station.