The Mayor of London is seeking views on changes to the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone. The proposals are to:
Introduce ULEZ (and the residents’ sunset period) 17 months earlier in central London; and Strengthen the emissions standard to also cover Particulate Matter (PM) emissions from diesel vehicles.
(See the consultation here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-2/)
Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association made the following response:
Part 1 – ULEZ
1 Do you support the principle of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to improve air quality in London?
2 To what extent do you support bringing forward the implementation of the ULEZ in central London from 7 September 2020 to 8 April
3 Do you support keeping a 3 year resident’s sunset period so it is from 8 April 2019 to 11 April 2022?
No – The sunset period for residents should be shorter
4 Do you support keeping the present end date of the sunset period for disabled tax class vehicles so it is from 8 April 2019 to 11 September 2023?
No – The sunset period for disabled tax class vehicles should be shorter
5 To what extent do you support introducing a Particulate Matter (PM) standard for diesel vehicles within the ULEZ standard?
Part 2: Further comments
6 If you have any further comments about the proposals, please write these in the box below.
We would like to see restrictions on motor vehicles in central London on high pollution days. Instead of advising people with health conditions like asthma to stay in doors, there should be a ban on all motor vehicle movements (except emergency vehicles) entering the central area. This ban should also extend to residents’ motor vehicles.