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Westminster City Council - Launch #DontBeIdle campaign

Did you know that by simply turning off your engine you can help to reduce asthma, heart disease and lung cancer? Car Idling contributes to premature deaths and health issues in Marylebone.  If everyone makes a small change, it will help make a BIG difference. Your car idling produces up to 150 balloons of emissions containing harmful chemicals like cyanide, NOx and PM2.5 every minute.  'Air Marshals' patrolling Westminster can now issue motorists with an £80 Penalty Charge Notice if they leave their engines idling when they park up. Air marshals will target delivery drivers, taxis and members of the public who fail to turn their engines off when they pull to the side of the road if they refuse to do so they will be fined. 

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Baker Street Two Way scheme - Works begin 24th July

Baker Street Two Way scheme - Works begin 24th July

The Baker Street Two Way works are due to begin on the 24th July.The junction modifications will continue until late 2018. The switch to two way working will begin in early 2019.

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Oxford Street consultation deadline approaches plus 'Road Shows'

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Baker Street Two Way Scheme given go-ahead

The scheme received Cabinet approval from Westminster City Council on 30 May and work could now begin as early as July, with a completion time of 18 months.

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Better Oxford Street Campaign calls for consultation response opposing pedestrianisation

TfL have now launched their consultation on Oxford Street pedestrianisation. The weight of their guidance on the subject appears to lean heavily in favour of closure, if not 24 hours at least for most of the day, opening late evening to allow for deliveries at night time, so that it can be claimed as "partial closure”.

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Oxford St Consultation - Significant implications for Marylebone

A consultation on the future of Oxford Street has begun. This “Transformation” project is aimed at improving the street and helping to cope with the predicted increase in visitors with the arrival of Crossrail. It is, however, taking place in the light of the Mayor’s wish to pedestrianise Oxford Street, initially from Orchard Street to Oxford Circus, with the rest to follow soon afterwards. We have previously expressed great concern at the potential for such a scheme to blight our area with much of the traffic that presently uses Oxford Street.

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