Oxford Street: the status quo is not an option | West End Extra (Peter Hartley)
The future could see buses and taxis diverted
Oxford Street and the West End generally is a huge economic powerhouse in the London and UK economy supporting thousands of businesses and millions of jobs.
Long before the pandemic Oxford Street was suffering from a change in shopping habits due to online activity and the attractiveness of centres such as Westfield.
The issue of traffic in the West End is fundamental to dealing with its future.
For too long we have allowed free access to motor vehicles to rat run through our streets with the resultant heavy pollution and an appalling level of collisions.
Chair, Westminster Living Streets