Caroline Pidgeon has given her strong support to the motion the London Assembly passed, calling for the Mayor to ensure the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street goes ahead, using his emergency powers if needed to overrule Westminster council.
"Oxford Street will quite frankly die as a global destination for shopping if it does not adapt.
“A destination with such a high number of road casualties, crowded pavements for pedestrians and illegal levels of air pollution has no real future.
“We also cannot overlook the reality that with Crossrail the crowded pavements of Oxford Street will become even more unpleasant.
“It is time to get real and grasp the huge opportunities that pedestrianisation can bring.”
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