News on diesel surcharge effects, rapid electric vehicle chargers, Baker Street Two way and Oxford Street
The "D-Charge" is working
The good news is that the "Diesel surcharge" has made a difference to Marylebone's 'F zone’. There has been decline in the number of diesel cars (registered before 2015) parking in the area. Provisional figures indicate a significant and welcomed drop, which should make a real difference in the quality of air we breathe. Once we get the official numbers to share we will provide more details.
Rapid Chargers - coming soon
We are working with Westminster and locally based Engenie to select locations for four new rapid electric vehicle charging points. These will provide a fast and reliable way to charge any electric vehicle and compliment the existing Lamp column slow charging provided by Ubitricity. Did you know that Westminster already has the highest number of EV drivers of any local authority in the country?! With the new charging infrastructure, it is becoming even easier to make the switch to clean transport. For instance, a quarter of the Marylebone Association Committee have now switched to EVs!
Baker Street and Gloucester Place Two Way Construction
The Two Way project continues with works in Gloucester Place - York Street until the end of November. Works in Gloucester Place – Crawford Street have also started and will continue until early December. In Mid October there will be temporary weekend closures of Crawford Street in sections to complete duct trenches for new signal cables. Weekly updates can be found on Baker Street Two Way website.
Oxford Street - Bus and Taxi Diversion - Watch this Space!
In early October, we are expecting the results of TfL's traffic modelling for Oxford Street Transformation and their proposals for buses. That should give us a clearer idea of what is being proposed. TfL claim to have applied mitigating measures to prevent any damage to Marylebone. See our Better Oxford Street Campaign