Post by capitalomnibus on May 3, 2017 10:53:40 GMT
I really don't understand this negativity? Pedestrianised shopping centres are in vogue allover the country, why should Oxford Street be any different? There will be no more jostling along overcrowded pavements whilst breathing in traffic fumes and Crossrail will whisk people straight there with no more need to change onto a packed tube.
But they are not as long as Oxford Street though. Oxford Street isn't just full of shops, there are many other types of businesses there.
I really don't see the overcrowded pavements, apart from the station entrance/exits. What on earth makes you think Crossrail would not be full. I would not be surprised it is NOT full most of the time as they are deliberately gearing most other transport forums into coaxing people into using it. Same way they did with reducing the 38 and 242 when the London Overground (East London/North London line) started.