Traffic and City Management
Bond Street Station Upgrade
TfL has recently unveiled the completed £300 million upgrade of Bond Street Tube station. The new entrance on Marylebone Lane on the north side of Oxford Street also provides step-free access for the first time at the station. Other benefits of the upgrade include a new spacious ticket hall with five new ticket gates, two new escalators, four lifts and two new interchange tunnels. The Elizabeth line will open at the station in December 2018.
20 mph Speed Limit Trial Starts
Motorists please note that Westminster has begun trials of 20mph speed limits around some 40 schools and 2 residential areas. In Marylebone, the areas involved are between Edgware Road and Gloucester Place and at the north end of Marylebone High Street. Further information and a map of the streets affected can be found at www.westminster.gov.uk/20mph-trials
EV Lamp-post chargingDozens of Marylebone's lamp-posts have been fitted with electric car chargers by Berlin company Ubitricity. Concerns about additional 'street clutter' created by installing regular chargers has been one of the hurdles preventing more widespread electric car adoption. The points draw on the same energy supply as the lamppost and charging costs are recorded by the smart charger attached to the charging cable. The system has been designed for low-power charging for local residents and workers without access to off-street parking. Contact the Low Emissions Neighbourhood for further details.
Switch off #DontBeIdle
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. Please sign the pledge today to support the #DontBeIdle campaign. info.westminster.gov.uk/dontbeidle