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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39652931

The number of bus routes on London's Oxford Street has been cut by 40%
ahead of its potential pedestrianisation.

Transport for London (TfL) said 23 London bus routes along Europe's busiest
shopping street will cut or re-routed. TfL said the changes would reduce
congestion and improve reliability.
But it also admitted some customers would need to change buses to complete
their journeys.

The changes to the routes followed a wide-ranging consultation to ensure
services were more closely matched to changing demand.

Buses will be re-routed away from Oxford Street, with some terminating at
Park Lane, Trafalgar Square and Tottenham Court Road. Other bus routes will
be extended to maintain connections.

The bus routes affected include the numbers: 3, 6, 8, 15, 22, 23, 25, 46,
73, 137, 172, 242, 332, 390, 425, 452, C2, N2, N3, N8, N15, N22 and N73.

Tfl said it would start to implement the changes to these routes in the
summer.

In his election manifesto last year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan promised to
remove traffic from Oxford Street by 2020.

A further consultation, likely to include plans to pedestrianise the road,
will launch later this month.

Leon Daniels, TfL's director of surface transport, said: "As our city
changes around us, we need to ensure the bus network changes too. "Making
sure we have the right level of buses in central London is key to keeping
our city moving."

Jace Tyrrell, chief executive of New West End Company, added: "We welcome
Transport for London's proposal to reduce the number of buses across the
West End, which will greatly help reduce congestion and improve air quality
in London's retail heartland."



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A week after it is pedestrianised every sane Londoner will be saying, "Why didn't we do this years ago?"
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On 2017\04\20 23:58, Offramp wrote:
A week after it is pedestrianised every sane Londoner will be saying, "Why didn't we do this years ago?"


A Londoner in Oxford Street? Is that even allowed?

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On Friday, 21 April 2017 00:26:42 UTC+1, Basil Jet wrote:

A Londoner in Oxford Street? Is that even allowed?


It's because there's an A-bomb in Wardour Street.

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On 2017\04\21 04:05, Offramp wrote:
On Friday, 21 April 2017 00:26:42 UTC+1, Basil Jet wrote:

A Londoner in Oxford Street? Is that even allowed?


It's because there's an A-bomb in Wardour Street.


Strange town!


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On Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:58:05 UTC+1, Offramp wrote:
A week after it is pedestrianised every sane Londoner will be saying, "Why didn't we do this years ago?"


Except the thousands of Londoners living near Oxford Street whose neighbourhoods will be full of the displaced deliveries, taxis and buses.
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On Thursday, 1 March 2018 01:27:04 UTC, wrote:
On Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:58:05 UTC+1, Offramp wrote:
A week after it is pedestrianised every sane Londoner will be saying, "Why didn't we do this years ago?"


Except the thousands of Londoners living near Oxford Street whose neighbourhoods will be full of the displaced deliveries, taxis and buses.


I weep for them. They'll have to pop out to the old pile in Buckinghamshire for a few days.
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On 01/03/2018 02:01, Offramp wrote:
On Thursday, 1 March 2018 01:27:04 UTC, wrote:
On Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:58:05 UTC+1, Offramp wrote:
A week after it is pedestrianised every sane Londoner will be saying, "Why didn't we do this years ago?"


Except the thousands of Londoners living near Oxford Street whose neighbourhoods will be full of the displaced deliveries, taxis and buses.


I weep for them. They'll have to pop out to the old pile in Buckinghamshire for a few days.

Not everyone who lives in the environs is stinking rich, and having been
plagued for a while by a certain class of vehicle sitting with their
engines idling outside my property can well attest to how annoying it
gets after a while.

However, rather than railing against it, people must realise that there
are rules and regulations around all of this and hence they should be
campaigning for better enforcement of them.

If it really comes down to I don't like X scheme with Y benefits as it
will take me 2 minutes extra to get home (I recently spoke to some
council planners about another scheme and even they were amazed how
often this is cited as a reason to commplain vociferously about things)
then you're on your own though.


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