More than 22,000 people and organisations responded to Transport for London’s consultation on the transformation of Oxford Street. Almost half supported plans in full; 16% supported proposals but with concerns; and 33% did not support plans.
An additional 7,062 people wrote in supporting the proposals as part of a Living Streets campaign.
Not everyone agrees that walking, cycling or public transport are the best way to get around London. Here we tackle some common myths and misconceptions about streets, traffic and public space that are preventing people looking beyond the automobile to see a more democratic, open and liveable version of urban life.
Click on the myths below and comment in order to contribute to the discussion. Let us know about more myths that need debunking.
Author: Emma Griffin, Hackney resident, writer and London Living Streets campaigner intricateminglings.com