Crucial decisions on ‘Oxford Street District’ by Westminster council sound alarm bells for community groups

Cars and vans queuing on street.

Community groups in Fitzrovia and Marylebone are bracing themselves for another battle with Westminster council in advance of crucial decisions being taken on the future of Oxford Street this autumn and winter. While full pedestrianisation of Oxford Street is off the agenda the council have been pushing forward with a plan to pedestrianise part of …

Third collision involving bus and pedestrian at junction of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Place

Police vehicles and bus.

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being struck by a southbound bus on Tottenham Court Road on Monday 2 September, the third such collision since the street was converted to two-way traffic in April. Fitzrovia News understands that a southbound doubledecker bus operated by Arriva for Transport for London struck a pedestrian near the …

Solving London’s air pollution hotspots requires action over a wide area

Graph showing NO2 levles.

Residents in the neighbourhoods around Oxford Street and the campaign group Living Streets now stand facing each other in the first battle over how surface transport should serve London's busiest shopping street. In an email sent out by Living Streets the campaign group tells its members: "At Living Streets we were delighted when the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, …

Months of utility works will close sections of road from Torrington Place to Tavistock Place

Road closed and diversion signs.

An operation to lay power cables for a new hospital in Fitzrovia will cause months of disruption this winter from Torrington Place to Tavistock Place with cycle and motor traffic diversions. A trench is currently being dug along Torrington Place, and will continue along Byng Place, Gordon Square, Tavistock Square, and Tavistock Place until February next year, to …

Camden’s West End Project consultation

Road and construction site.

Camden Council are currently consulting on plans for the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street area. Known as Camden's West End Project the public consultation will continue until Friday 1 August 2014. The proposals are the biggest single project undertaken by Camden and have been ten years in the making. The scheme will cost £32m and work …

Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street changes to be unveiled

By News Reporters Camden Council will on Monday unveil the latest proposals for changing the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street one-way traffic system into two-way working and other environmental changes. At a meeting of the Bloomsbury Area Action Group to be held on Monday 17 March ward councillors will invite the council's transport team …

Camden squeezes out drivers using the pavement in Warren Street

Camden Council has this week added extra steel bollards to a closed off street in Fitzrovia to prevent recidivist rat-running drivers using the pavement to get around the street closure. Drivers of cars were seen to use the pavement to get around the bollards that were placed across Warren Street after the road was closed …

Are the clowns in charge at Euston Circus?

No traffic lights, few signs, and cycle racks are blocking a crossing point at busy junction of Tottenham Court Road, Euston Road and Hampstead Road By News Reporters Euston Circus is certainly living up to its name as motor traffic, pedestrians and cyclists tried to cope navigating this busy road intersection. Between 10am and 11am …

A new road junction layout in Fitzrovia is missing something

A new road junction layout at Charlotte Street, Howland Street and Fitzroy Street has no traffic lights. But it is missing other things, too. By Linus Rees Camden Council are in the process of changing some of the road junction layouts in Fitzrovia. Work has been ongoing since the beginning of February and will continue …

Westminster’s parking charges divide residents, businesses and councillors

By News Reporters Westminster City Council's proposal to introduce weekend and evening West End parking charges has generated a fire storm of protest from businesses, casinos, and City of Westminster's Labour councillors. Things came to a head this week when the High Court forced the council to delay its parking charges until after the summer …