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We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to reject all proposals for the Baker Street and Gloucester Place Two-Way Traffic Scheme. More details
We call upon Westminster City Council, the Mayor of London and Transport for London to reject all proposals for the Baker Street / Gloucester Place Two-Way Traffic Scheme. 1) The proposed scheme is not needed and has not been demanded by local residents, businesses or road users. 2) It would damage the quality of life for residents by diverting traffic into the residential streets of the Dorset Square Conservation Area and other residential streets on the south side of Marylebone Rd where air pollution and the risk of accidents would increase. 3) It would increase journey times on Baker St, Gloucester Pl and Marylebone Rd for buses, coaches, taxis, delivery vehicles and emergency services. 4) It would push up rents for shops and restaurants on Baker St, many of which may be forced out of business by higher rents and the loss of parking / unloading spaces. The existing one-way system is very successful in maintaining traffic flows, providing spaces for parking / unloading and keeping traffic out of residential side streets. The two-way scheme is being promoted by landowners and property developers who would gain enormously from this unjustifiable waste of taxpayers’ money.
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