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TfL gets underway with major Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion

Transport for London (TfL) has progressed with the expansion of the worlds-first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as new infrastructure installation gets underway (Aug 6).

The first new cameras are currently being installed, transforming the effectiveness of the ULEZ which has resulted in a 44% reduction in roadside nitrogen dioxide within its boundaries.

The existing Congestion Charge and ULEZ has around 650 cameras, which in the central zone has helped to see the number of compliant vehicles rise from 39% in Feb 2017 to more than 80% now.  

Despite the new zone expanding to around 18 times the size, new technology means that only around 750 additional cameras will need to be installed to cover the area.

The larger zone will support cleaner air and healthier lifestyles for millions of Londoners, with TfL expecting four out of five cars to be compliant by the time the extended scheme is ready to be introduced in Oct 2021.

Alex Williams, TfL's Director of City Planning, said:

“We are fully committed to cleaning up London's toxic air, and expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone will play a key role in discouraging people from driving heavily polluting vehicles.

“This will help people to breathe more easily and create a more liveable city. We have already seen significant falls in the most toxic emissions in central London and now see most vehicles meeting the tough standards in the heart of the capital.

“We expect to see the benefits felt by people across the city when the zone enlarges and are providing financial support for small businesses and the most vulnerable to help them make the green transition.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has also launched a £48m scrappage scheme for those on low incomes or individuals who might struggle to meet ULEZ standards to help them switch to cleaner, greener vehicles or transport.

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