London ULEZ set to expand

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Published on 17 May 2021 by Mike Waters

London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is set to expand to cover an area 18 times larger than it currently does from October 25 this year 

The newly re-elected Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has committed to the expansion, which will see the ULEZ grow beyond its present location in central London to as far as the North and South Circular Roads.  

Transport for London’s website confirmed that the existing ULEZ standards and charges will apply in the newly designated ULEZ area too. A guide to whether your motorcycle will be affected and if a location is within the new catchment area can be found here. 

Commenting, Mr Khan said: Today I am reaffirming my commitment to speed up the cleaning of London’s toxic airIn central London, the Ultra-Low Emission Zone has already helped cut toxic roadside nitrogen dioxide pollution by nearly half and led to reductions that are five times greater than the national average.  
“There is no time to waste. We know pollution hits the poorest Londoners the hardest, which is why I’m doing everything I can to improve the health for all Londoners.” 

If you would like to learn more about the ULEZ, Jeremy Pick’s guide can be found here. If you would like to learn more about clean air zones in general, a closer look at them can be found here. 

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