SADIQ KHAN unveiled plans to pedestrianise the western section of London’s Oxford Street yesterday.
East-west traffic would be removed from the popular shopping area under the mayor’s proposals.
Some north-south routes will be retained in the scheme, which is subject to a public consultation.
The measures are set to be in place by December next year to coincide with the launch of the new Crossrail services, which are expected to boost visitor numbers.
The half-mile section between Oxford Circus and Orchard Street would be traffic-free east-west.
Mr Khan described the publication of the plans as “a hugely exciting moment for the capital.”
He said: “Oxford Street is world famous, with millions of visitors every year, and in just over a year the iconic part of the street west of Oxford Circus could be transformed into a traffic-free pedestrian boulevard.”