2 minute action: let’s get a bigger ULEZ
- By SimonM on at 1:09pm 23 February 2018
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: mayor of london, pollution, Greater London, Sadiq Khan, emissions, ULEZ, Ultra Low Emissions Zone
The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (also known as the ULEZ) is part of Sadiq’s plan to cut the harmful levels of air pollution that Londoners are exposed to. The first stage in this plan starts in April 2019 in central London – with people driving older and more polluting vehicles being charged extra to enter the existing congestion charging zone.
The current consultation is about the second stage – extending the area covered by the ULEZ to the north and south circulars by 2021.
This is great news – as congestion, unnecessary car journeys and resulting air pollution doesn’t just affect Zone 1!
LCC is partnering with the Healthy Air Campaign – a coalition of campaigning groups fighting illegal levels of pollution – and collectively we want the ULEZ’s benefits extended to everyone in London and as soon as possible to tackle this major hazard to us all.
Think link takes you through to Healthy Air’s website. Please fill out their response and use their suggested responses – they’re the same as ours! It’s super-easy, very quick and your response goes directly into TfL’s consultation.