• Petitioning @MayorofLondon Boris Johnson

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Mayor of London, Chairman, Transport for London
@MayorofLondon Boris Johnson

@MayorofLondon Pedestrianise Oxford Street

    1. Tom Kearney
    2. Petition by

      Tom Kearney

      London, United Kingdom

On 18 December 2009, I was walking along a crowded Oxford Street, keen to get home to my family. It was the busiest shopping day before Christmas and thousands of people were enjoying the festive atmosphere. My foot was still on the pavement as it hit me -- a 16 ton bendy bus, that is.  

The bus was travelling at a minimum of 20mph. The impact sent me into a near death coma and burst both of my lungs. My sons waited over a month as I clung to life. It took me two years to recover. 

I now realise how lucky I was that day: I survived. Many do not.

Accident rates on Oxford Street are 35 times the average of any other London street, with 300 buses travelling down the short stretch of road every hour.  Since 2006, according to TfL data, over 192 pedestrians have been hit by TfL buses on Oxford Street, of which 56 have been killed or seriously-injured. 

So I'm calling on the Mayor to pedestrianise Oxford Street.  It is about time that London make Europe's busiest shopping street its safest too. 

Please tell Boris Johnson to pedestrianise Oxford Street..

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    • abigail taubin LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 14 hours ago

      I know tom and I know people whose lives have been stopped by bad drivers

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    • STEVEN BLACKBOURN SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 20 hours ago

      I am a cyclist and don't want to die

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    • mark casemore LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 22 hours ago

      I used to work on oxford street and there are way to many buses on that street, sometimes you will get 6/7/8 buses end to end going nowhere, ludicrous !!

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    • Daniela Di Gioia KINGSTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      scared of cycling in Oxford Str

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    • David Evans LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Oxford street is awful.

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