Major artery Oxford Street is just a few hundred yards down from our place, and yes, traffic on that street gets extremely congested, and vehicles often cross into the middle of pedestrian crossings at intersections, which makes driving all the more treacherous. It's one of the main aspects of living down here that our son hates, but that's for the 'other' topic. Traffic is somewhat lighter in our area during the College/University summer break (Both Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario are near or alongside Oxford Street East!), or at least that's how it appeared during the month of August, when we first moved down to London. It did get quite noticeably heavier in September. CHEERS!