How Crossrail will affect pedestrian safety on Oxford Street

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Dear Transport for London,

Please provide me with any reports, policies, expert advice, meeting minutes, or management directives issued since January 2008 addressing how pedestrian safety on Oxford Street will be affected by the arrival of Crossrail in 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-0523-1314

 

Thank you for your email received on 26 June 2013 asking for information
about how Crossrail will affect pedestrian safety on Oxford Street.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 25 July 2013.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-0523-1314

 

Thank you for your email received on 26 June 2013 asking for information
about how Crossrail will affect pedestrian safety on Oxford Street.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

I can confirm that Crossrail Ltd (CRL) does hold some information
concerning your request.

 

Pedestrian safety on Oxford Street will not be affected by Crossrail.  
Modelling exercises have been carried out for Tottenham Court Road Station
(East) (TCRE) which is the only Crossrail station with an entrance on
Oxford Street.   We have also analysed pedestrian movements arising from
the Tottenham Court Road Station (West) (TCRW) ticket hall in Dean Street
as well and shown that they operate within acceptable levels of crowding.

 

Copies of the relevant reports are attached for your information.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Dear FOI,

I don't think you answered my question.

Surely, TfL modelled the effects of the increasing pedestrian flow on Oxford Street that will directly result from the two new Crossrail Stations at Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street Station. Given that number of pedestrian injuries from Oxford Street's vehicles have increased by 30 percent since 2010, surely TfL must have modelled what the effect of adding tens of millions of additional pedestrians on Oxford Street will have if traffic patterns and vehicle flow (mainly TfL buses and taxis) remain as at present.

Or is the official line, as you've implied, "Regardless of the tens of millions of additional pedestrians that will arrive on Oxford Street each year as a result of Crossrail, pedestrian safety on Oxford Street will not be affected by Crossrail." ?

Kindly answer my question.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Kearney