Oxford Street bus plan attacked
Sharon Grant, London TravelWatch chairwoman, responds: “Buses bring thousands of workers, shoppers and visitors into and through central London. They are the only form of public transport which is accessible to all and they provide a wide geographic coverage. The Underground is crowded now and will become more so if passengers are forced to divert off of buses onto the Underground.”
Grant calls instead for restrictions on taxis which, she says, take up 37 per cent of the space in Oxford Street, but only carry 1 per cent of the passengers.