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Oxford Street might actually be getting pedestrianised


We love London, but we'll admit that there are some parts of our city where there's room for improvement – and the hellish Oxford Circus is definitely one of them. Apart from being a traffic hotspot and overcrowded with dawdling tourists and despairing shop assistants, it's also home to three of the top ten most hazardous crossings in the country, according to the Department of Transport. But that might all be about to change, as Boris Johnson has confirmed that officials are working on proposals to improve public access and safety on the street, which include potentially pedestrianising some or all of Oxford Street. But until then, we'll be valuing our safety (and our sanity) by continuing to stay as far away as possible – even if it does mean going the long way round.

Read about Living Streets' campaign to pedestrianise Oxford Street

In other news, London's pollution levels are already above the annual limit

And thousands of extra seats have been added to Overground trains

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