Until now, residents in the West End have benefited from some of the best transport links in London. However, if the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street goes ahead, this could have serious impacts on accessibility and moving around Central London:
- Eight bus routes (72, 7, 10, 23, 94, 98, 139, 149) will no longer serve Oxford Street, terminating elsewhere and increasing total journey times for local residents, workers and visitors
- Pedestrianisation will significantly limit how easy it is to reach Oxford Street. Some bus stops will have to be shifted up to 300 metres away from Oxford Street- the nearest bus stop to Bond Street will be 200 metres away
- Current estimates from TfL’s bus ticketing data suggest around 2,000 Disabled Persons Freedom Pass holders travel to and from Oxford Street by bus each day. Their journeys are set to be longer, less convenient and less safe
- The data available also assumes that 80 per cent of Londoners’ trips will be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport, but for some, this simply isn’t an option.
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