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The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please

The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please

Monthly meetings are being held on the future of traffic on Oxford Street involving Transport for London, Council officials and representatives of residents groups in the West End Community Network, including the Marylebone Association. Data is being gathered on traffic flows and modelling is under way to examine the possible effects of changes to Oxford Street on the wider area. An initial public consultation is planned for April, followed by another later in the year. There is widespread concern amongst residents and businesses that any form of pedestrianisation will cause increased congestion and further damage to air quality in the residential streets of the West End. Please let us know your views to feed into these early discussions. Use the comment facility below this article to send us your views

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Guest - Gloria May on Thursday, 02 February 2017 06:09
OXFORD STREET

Dear Paul

Apart from the potential for increased pollution in Marylebone from the diversion of traffic under the Mayor's plan to stop traffic in Oxford Street, the other problem will be potential blight from having nothing happening in Oxford Street after the shops have closed - thus opening it up for all kinds of criminal activity. Several cities in the UK have the problem of increased crime in traffic free zones. Perhaps some footage from other places where this kind of scheme is in place would be helpful in persuading the Mayor to stop cutting off a main commercial artery.

Best
Gloria May

Dear Paul Apart from the potential for increased pollution in Marylebone from the diversion of traffic under the Mayor's plan to stop traffic in Oxford Street, the other problem will be potential blight from having nothing happening in Oxford Street after the shops have closed - thus opening it up for all kinds of criminal activity. Several cities in the UK have the problem of increased crime in traffic free zones. Perhaps some footage from other places where this kind of scheme is in place would be helpful in persuading the Mayor to stop cutting off a main commercial artery. Best Gloria May
Guest - Juliet Hunter on Sunday, 12 February 2017 16:38
Proposed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street

Dear Paul
Whenever Oxford Street has part or all of it closed and traffic is on diversion, traffic on the streets in Marylebone is nearly stationary, with nose to tail cars, buses and taxis. Crossing roads can be a nightmare as drivers are all exasperated with the long delays entailed and are reluctant to leave any gaps between vehicles. The exhaust fumes during all this makes for difficult breathing. I think it is a dreadful idea to pedestrianise Oxford Street, a plan thought up by someone in an office looking no further than the maps on their desk. The powers that be should visit Marylebone streets when diversions are in place and experience the ghastly situation for themselves.
Juliet Hunter

Dear Paul Whenever Oxford Street has part or all of it closed and traffic is on diversion, traffic on the streets in Marylebone is nearly stationary, with nose to tail cars, buses and taxis. Crossing roads can be a nightmare as drivers are all exasperated with the long delays entailed and are reluctant to leave any gaps between vehicles. The exhaust fumes during all this makes for difficult breathing. I think it is a dreadful idea to pedestrianise Oxford Street, a plan thought up by someone in an office looking no further than the maps on their desk. The powers that be should visit Marylebone streets when diversions are in place and experience the ghastly situation for themselves. Juliet Hunter
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