Cabvision GIF July 2020.gif

Sadiq Khan says decision to not go ahead with the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street is a betrayal of millions of Londoner's

29 Sep 2018


City Hall and Westminster Council are at loggerheads over the proposals to pedestrianise London’s world famous Oxford Street.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that Westminster’s decision to object the plans to go ahead with the pedestrianisation is a “betrayal of millions of Londoners”.

Both parties had been working closely on the project, which Khan had seen as one of his flagship proposals, for the last two years, but Westminster council decided against it this summer on the grounds that residents objected the plans.

Following the refusal to go ahead with the project, Khan asked Westminster to come up with an alternative plan for the area. The mayor’s deadline for them to submit those plans is soon approaching and Westminster City Council have confirmed it will not meet that deadline.

According to a report in CityAM, Khan believes making Oxford Street a pedestrian only zone would make it a safer, healthier and better environment for londoner’s and it’s millions of visitors.

The problem with making it a car-free street is the amount of congestion it could cause within the surrounding areas.

It would also make it very difficult, and in some cases impossible, for those with certain disabilities to gain access close enough to the location.

Anyone who would want or need to take a taxi to London’s main shopping district would be left having to complete to final part of the journey by themselves.

Mayor Khan believes that keeping Oxford street the way it currently is isn’t an option if they want to tackle “air pollution” and “serious overcrowding”.

For now, both parties are locked in a tense standoff. Conservative-led council Vs the Labour-led City Hall. 

Please reload

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
ltda banner.JPG
Ethos Banner 516x175 HS.gif
Market footer GIF.gif
private hire cover from Utility Saving Expert
advert gif.GIF
RSS Feed

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.


All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2020.