TfL limits buses to 10mph on Tottenham Court Road after ‘a number of collisions’ with pedestrians

Bus at night.

More than five months after Tottenham Court Road changed from one-way to two-way traffic a woman has become the fourth person to be struck by a southbound bus on the same pedestrian crossing. The woman, who has not been named, was hit by a route 29 bus operated by Arriva driven southbound on the central …

Oxford Street pedestrianisation plans divert traffic into neighbouring areas

TfL map of Oxford Street west district.

Mayor Sadiq Khan this week revealed more details on his proposal to pedestrianise London's Oxford Street and confirmed exactly what residents in surrounding districts feared -- all vehicles will be simply diverted into neighbouring streets but with a reduction in buses serving the area. The plans put out for consultation this week by Westminster Council …

Most local residents oppose or have concerns about Oxford Street plans

Cover of report.

People living in the neighbourhoods near Oxford Street have come out strongly against plans to pedestrianise the shopping street because of concerns about displacing motor vehicles into surrounding areas, according to the results of a consultation carried out by Transport for London and Westminster Council and published this week. More than 65 percent of local …

Neighbourhood groups say no to Oxford Street ‘transformation’ plans

Better Oxford Street leaflet.

Community groups from the four districts surrounding Oxford Street are calling on residents to oppose pedestrianisation of the shopping street by responding to a consultation saying they do not support the plans. The collection of associations in Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho say the joint consultation by Transport for London and Westminster City Council is designed in …

Westminster council to hold two part consultation on Oxford Street plans

Cyclist, taxi and bus on Oxford Street.

Westminster City Council will carry out the first of two separate public consultations starting next week (Monday 24 April) before deciding on how to implement the Mayor of London's vision for Oxford Street. "The consultation will start on 24 April, ahead of a second consultation on a preferred scheme in November 2017," says the West End …

TfL to go ahead with bus changes in the Tottenham Court Road area

Map of bus services in Tottenham Court Road.

Transport for London (TFL) is to push ahead with changes to local bus services to coincide with the removal of the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street one-way system. Earlier this year TfL consulted on proposals which would remove all buses from Gower Street, run buses in both directions along Tottenham Court Road, and replace the four northbound and southbound …

Night Tube starts on Northern line this weekend

Front of tube station.

People travelling to and from Fitzrovia will be able to use the Night Tube which starts on the Northern line serving Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road and Warren Street stations from Friday 18 November. Trains will run through the night on Fridays and Saturdays every eight minutes between Morden and Camden Town, and every 15 minutes …

Updated plans for Marylebone to Fitzrovia cycle route to be shown

Map of proposed cycle routes.

Updated plans for a Marylebone to Fitzrovia cycle route are to be shown at a public consultation event on Thursday 28 January. Plans for a new route connecting Edgware Road to Cleveland Street, as part of the Central London Cycle Grid, will be unveiled after changes following a previous consultation. "In October 2015 the City Council consulted residents and businesses on proposals …

North-south cycle ‘quietway’ proposed for Fitzrovia streets

Drawing of public realm changes.

A north-south cycle route with contraflows and a segregated track is planned through the centre of Fitzrovia by Westminster City Council and Transport for London as part of a Central London Cycle Grid. The route would link Fitzrovia with Pimlico via Trafalgar Square and St James's Park. The streets in Fitzrovia affected by the proposals are …

Gresse Street and Rathbone Place in Crossrail 2 line of fire

Map of underground rail route.

Buildings between Gresse Street and Rathbone Place in Fitzrovia could be demolished to make way for surface works when another railway tunnel under central London is built. Maps produced by Transport for London as part of a consultation for "safeguarding proposals" for Crossrail 2 show an area where possible sites of stations, ventilation shafts and emergency exits could be …

Buses diverted through Fitzrovia for summer 2014

Map of bus diversion routes.

Streets in Fitzrovia will carry bus diversions from next week until the end of the summer say TfL due to the closure of Oxford Street and New Oxford Street for eastbound traffic between Oxford Circus and Bloomsbury Street. The diversions will be along Mortimer Street, Goodge Street and Chenies Street. The diversions includes both daytime and …