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.
We have already undertaken two stages of consultation on the Mayor’s plans for new air quality measures, including the introduction of the T-Charge (officially called the Emissions Surcharge) and other suggestions concerning the future of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to improve air quality.
We are now consulting on a detailed statutory proposal for introducing the central London ULEZ earlier, on 8 April 2019. This is approximately 17 months earlier than the current start date on 7 September 2020.
We 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).
We invite you to provide your views. Please read this information then complete the online questionnaire.
The consultation closes on 25 June 2017.
For full details; https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-2/