Mayor Sadiq Khan has repledged to improve London’s air quality during his second term, including by expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone later this year.
Since coming into effect in April 2019, the central London ULEZ has been credited with helping to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels by nearly half.
In addition to expanding the zone, the mayor and Transport for London have a programme to clean up London’s bus and taxi fleet, reduce emissions from construction work and action to promote the uptake of zero emission vehicles.
Mayor Khan said: “I pledge to be the greenest Mayor London’s ever had with a mandate from Londoners to put the environment and climate policies at the heart of my second term in office.
“Today I am reaffirming my commitment to speed up the cleaning of London’s toxic air.
“In 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.
“But pollution isn’t just a central London problem, which is why expanding the ULEZ later this year will benefit Londoners across the whole of the city and is a crucial step in London’s green recovery.”