What will happen to traffic?

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Under the current plans, there will no longer be any buses running on Oxford Street West. More than 170 buses travel through Oxford Street per hour- if buses are banned from the street, these will all have to go elsewhere in the area, and Oxford Street will be far harder to travel to and from.

TfL and Westminster City Council want to exclude taxis from Oxford Street and put in place crossing points and taxi ranks on neighbouring streets. However, this misses the fact that taxis provide a crucial door-to-door service on Oxford Street, and provide travel along the street. According to the Department for Transport, there were an average of more than 6,000 taxis on Oxford Street every day in 2016. If taxi access is restricted, taxis will be forced to move through neighbouring streets.


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