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Oxford Street To Be Pedestrianised by 2020

Oxford Street is to be pedestrianised by 2020, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has promised.

Oxford Street is to be pedestrianised by 2020, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has promised.


The move is a bid to improve air quality in the capital — Oxford Street is one of London’s most polluted roads.

Every week over 4 million people visit the thoroughfare, which is closed to cars from 7am-7pm every day except Sundays.

It has not only a reputation for poor air quality, but also a poor safety record — three of the most dangerous crossings in Britain are on that stretch of road.
The pedestrianisation will be carried out in two phases: first from the eastern section from Oxford Circus. Eventually it’ll be closed to all traffic including buses and taxis from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch.

Banning vehicles from the capital’s most famous shopping street isn’t a new idea. Ken Livingstone first brought in pedestrian shopping days over Christmas in 2005; and it’s been a major campaigning point for journalist and former mayoral hopeful Christian Wolmar for years.


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House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …