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Oxford Street congestion
What is the best way to sort out the chronic traffic congestion that plagues the retail heart of London on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street? The Transport Committee is examining current initiatives aimed at reducing congestion and establish what further action could be taken. The investigation is being led by Victoria Borwick AM.
Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street and their surrounds draw five million visitors a week, making the area London’s most visited retail destination and a big player in the capital’s economic success. Despite this popularity, traffic congestion is recognised as a serious problem by retailers, Westminster City Council, Transport for London landlords and visitors.
The investigation will involve meetings with a range of stakeholders and experts, written evidence and site visits, with a full report of the findings and recommendations published this winter. Specifically, the investigation will:
The Committee would like to hear how bumper-to-bumper buses and taxis affect people’s experience of the Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street area – or perhaps even puts them off going altogether.
Have you experienced slow or delayed bus journeys along these routes? Are you a cyclist who avoids the area because of the traffic situation? Have you been to one of the car-free ‘Very Important Pedestrian’ days on Oxford Street – what did you think?
Please send your views to email@example.com or by post to Ross Jardine, London Assembly, PP10/6th floor, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA.
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