Improving capacity and resilience in Marylebone
The introduction of right turns onto Portman Square/Wigmore Street from Portman Street and Orchard Street respectively will add capacity and resilience into the traffic network by offering drivers more options and direct routes
However, only buses, taxis and cycles will be permitted to run south on Orchard Street from Portman Mews South, this will help to minimise delays to buses.
Reversal of traffic in North Mayfair
North Audley Street and Park Street’s traffic reversal will lead to a general traffic reduction in North Mayfair. The project will remove through traffic in the area which will be dispersed to larger-capacity roads, such as Park Lane and Edgware Road.
Less vehicular traffic in North Mayfair will enable more time for pedestrian crossing at Oxford Street junctions and significantly reduce pedestrian and vehicular conflict and improve the safety.