Monday, 30 August 2010

I hate Oxford Street

In Mid Town, where pedestrians come first...

I hate cycling on Oxford Street (it’s a sewer for taxis and buses). And I hate walking on Oxford Street, because the pedestrians, who vastly outnumber all other road users, are pushed to the sides. Every time I’m on Oxford Street I want to shout “take over the road, people!” but I know if I did they’d just think I’d forgotten to take my medication.

Oxford Street should have been pedestrianised years ago and its continuing pathological condition is symptomatic of the medieval state of British transport policy. Trams are much, much better than buses. And it’s grotesque that anyone is allowed to drive a private car in central London.