Westminster City Council has announced a £40 scheme to give the capital's premier shopping streets - Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street - a makeover in time for the 2012 Olympics.
Pavements will be widened, new lighting and signage will be installed and some street furniture will be removed to make it less cluttered. Barriers will be removed from the Oxford Street / Regent Street junction to make it crossing much easier when traffic is halted at the lights. Westminster council decided against Mayor Livingstone's preferred option - total pedestrianisation, with a complementing tram service.
The project will be funded by TFL, Westminster Council and the New West End Company.