Council bosses have unveiled a radical plan to ban cars and lorries from the one of the busiest streets in the West End.

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Camden’s Labour leaders plan to widen the pavements in Tottenham Court Road to coincide with the arrival of Crossrail.

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They claim the new Crossrail interchange will make Tottenham Court Rd station “busier than Heathrow” used by more than 300,000 people a day.

Tottenham Court Road as it looks today
Tottenham Court Road as it will look without cars and taxis

The current northbound one-way system will become two-way traffic but cars, lorries and vans will be banned between 8am and 7pm.

The council plans “protected cycle lanes” but believes fully-segregated lanes are unnecessary.

Almost 300 trees will be planted and in Alfred Place, the tarmac will be replaced by turf to create a new park.

Alfred Place, central London Credit: ITV News

The £32m scheme will also see two-way traffic in Gower Street and some roads closed to traffic altogether.