Ultra-Low Emissions Zone will help all Londoners, say Greenpeace

Publication date: 30th November 2017

Responding to the consultation launch on the expansion of London’s ULEZ to the North and South Circular for cars and vans, and London-wide for heavy vehicles, Paul Morozzo, Greenpeace Clean Air campaigner, said:

“Right now, London is a great city with toxic air and congested streets. To create a great city with clean air, green spaces and a culture of walking, cycling and using better public transport, we need a Mayor with the right policies and, crucially, the guts to implement them, so today Sadiq Khan has taken a step in the right direction.

“With 95% of Londoners living in areas that far exceed World Health Organisation emission guidelines [1], it’s clear the Mayor’s proposal to expand the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone will help us all, especially children and people already suffering with ill health.

“A Government scrappage scheme would help people switch from diesel to electric but a healthy city needs fewer cars not just better ones.”

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41498653


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