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The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please

The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please

Monthly meetings are being held on the future of traffic on Oxford Street involving Transport for London, Council officials and representatives of residents groups in the West End Community Network, including the Marylebone Association. Data is being gathered on traffic flows and modelling is under way to examine the possible effects of changes to Oxford Street on the wider area. An initial public consultation is planned for April, followed by another later in the year. There is widespread concern amongst residents and businesses that any form of pedestrianisation will cause increased congestion and further damage to air quality in the residential streets of the West End. Please let us know your views to feed into these early discussions. Use the comment facility below this article to send us your views

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Traffic and City Management Report June 2016

Traffic and City Management Report June 2016

This year has again been characterised by many meetings, with much discussion and argument, but very few results. As I write, at the end of April, an election period has once more intervened to delay matters, including publication of the results of the second consultation on the Baker Street Two-way scheme. We hope to see final plans emerge which will appeal to all stakeholders.

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Baker Street Underpass Update

Baker Street Underpass Update

Transport for London has issued the following update on progress with the Wonderpass works:-

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Westminster City Council Announces Initiative on Fly-Tipping

Westminster City Council Announces Initiative on Fly-Tipping

Westminster City Council has launched a city-wide blitz on fly-tipping. Alongside increased and targeted patrols by 75 City Inspectors, Westminster's website function called Report It and an action line, the council will also be turning to social media to encourage residents to report fly-tipping as it is happening.

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Paddington Street Gardens Rubbish and Recycling Bins Problems

Paddington Street Gardens Rubbish and Recycling Bins Problems

A number of readers have commented about the problems of overloaded bins in Paddington Street. One of our readers as sent in some recent pictures of the area. As the pictures show the overloading of the bins and dumping of rubbish is very unsightly. We would appreciate the thoughts on any residents in the area on this problem as to if it is a one off or a persistent problem. Please use the comments facility.

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Baker Street Underpass - Transformation begins early September

Baker Street Underpass - Transformation begins early September

Work to transform the underpass at the junction of Baker Street and Marylebone Road will begin on Monday 7 September causing the underpass to be closed for approximately 12 weeks. The new Wonderpass promises to provide "a pleasant, entertaining and vibrant experience for everyone who uses the facility" and should attract many more pedestrians to cross safely. The design can be seen at www.bakerstreetq.co.uk/wonderpass

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