Air Quality is improving. Expanding the ULEZ will make little difference

A recent article by John Moss on the OnLondon blog, exposed the fallacy that Expanding the ULEZ would make a big difference to Air Quality.

We all want to breathe clean air. We all think pollution is bad. It is right that Sadiq Khan acts to improve air quality in London, as both of his predecessors have done. But there is no case for the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) he has planned for next year.

The current ULEZ, which covers the Central London congestion charge zone, was originally a Boris Johnson policy, announced in 2015, but Mayor Khan brought its implementation forward by 18 months, to April 2019. Before that, from October 2017, he imposed the preliminary Toxicity Charge (T-charge) affecting older petrol and diesel vehicles.

The problem now is that he wants to greatly enlarge the size of the Zone on the strength of evidence that does not justify the policy and despite the adverse financial impacts it will have on those whose vehicles do not comply with its emission requirements.

Read the full article here:

 

Why does Sadiq Khan want to expand the ULEZ?

Sadiq Khan is basing his argument on the need to reduce emissions. But more emissions come from industry and from domestic and commercial gas usage than from motorcycles, cars, light vans and minibuses.

The campaign is being run by 3RD PARTY LTD. A registered third party with the Electoral Commission (PEF number 10354) and also registered with the ICO as a data controller. 

Company number 12313483
71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, England, WC2H 9JQ.

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