Westminster Council/TfL/London Assembly Overview:
"Oxford Street is one of the best known shopping destinations in the world. Around half a million people visit or work in the street and surrounding area every day and thousands of people and families live close by.
Oxford Street is already very busy and growth in London’s population and economy will bring even more people to the area.
There are lots of issues. Pedestrian spaces can get crowded. We recognise there is a road safety problem and air quality in the area is poor. Significant congestion delays passengers using buses and taxis.
Unless we take action now, these issues will worsen as London continues to grow, threatening the success of Oxford Street and the surrounding district.
The introduction of the Elizabeth line in late 2018 provides a once in a generation opportunity to tackle these challenges and make the district into the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and an unrivalled place to live, work and visit.
Transport for London (TfL), Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London are working closely together to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding streets.
We want to create a better environment, address poor air quality, support its cultural heartland and thriving business district and deliver improved neighbourhoods.
We want to know your thoughts before we make any decisions. We would like to hear from everyone who visits, works or lives in the area so please get involved in this important consultation." Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL, Westminster City Council, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage Valerie Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor for Transport Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner, Transport for London