Gaining Support: Plan to Close Oxford Street in London to Cars
Ross Lydall reports on the plan that would "close [Oxford Street] to traffic between Orchard Street — the western end of Selfridges — and Oxford Circus, with work potentially starting this summer."
"The aim is to have the changes in place by December to coincide with the opening of Crossrail, which will bring thousands more people to the area," according to Lydall.
A recent "consultation" gathered responses from 22,071 people on the subject of the proposed pedestrianization of Oxford Street, reports Lydell. "Of the 14,377 who responded on TfL’s online form, 66 per cent backed the plans and 33 per cent opposed them."
"A further 7,062 responses organised by the campaign group Living Streets supported the scheme, while a similar campaign by the Better Oxford Street group resulted in 625 responses opposing the changes,"adds Lydell.