Transport for London want to hear your views on their proposal to introduce the Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London 18 months early, in April 2019 rather than September 2020.
Air pollution is one of the most a significant challenges facing London, affecting the health of all Londoners. Soon after his election, in July 2016 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called for new proposals to urgently tackle London’s current poor air quality.
Transport for London (TFL) have already undertaken two stages of consultation on the Mayor’s plans for new air quality measures, and are now consulting on a detailed statutory proposal for introducing the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) earlier, on 8th April 2019, to reduce overall exposure to air pollution and bring forward the health benefits to Londoners. This is around 17 months earlier than the currently approved date of 7th September 2020.
They are proposing that the charge level, discounts and exemptions will remain the same.
TFL are also proposing a change to the required ULEZ emission standard for diesel vehicles to include Particulate Matter (PM) to ensure alignment with the national standards set as part of the government’s National Air Quality Plan. (A further minor change to allow payments by “app” to bring payment channels in line with the Congestion Charge is also proposed).
The consultation closes on 25th June 2017