Mon 23 January 2017
New West End Company represents retailers and property owners in Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. The consultation on changes to bus routes represents a step in the right direction towards revitalising the heart of our nation’s retail capital on Oxford Street. We nonetheless hope that this consultation is just the starting point in this regard and options for further reductions of up to 100% during certain periods of the day are also brought forward in the next few months to meet the aspirations of the Mayor and shared by our members.
Our retailers and property owners strongly support the creation of vehicle free areas during specific periods within the day and evening across Oxford Street. We would also like to see the delivery of the 40% reduction outlined in this consultation to commence as soon as possible this year and believe this would also offer best value to the taxpayers and demonstrate tangible delivery of the Oxford Street transformation.