Responding to the Mayor’s announcement of plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide in 2023, Nick Bowes, Chief Executive, Centre for London, said:
“Today’s announcement is another step forward for cleaner air in the city. To make it fair for all Londoners, it needs to be accompanied by measures to improve public transport in outer London and help the least well off who’ll be hit the hardest.
However this must only be a short-term stepping stone to a smarter pay per mile road user charging scheme, something Centre for London has advocated for a number of years. This will be the truly transformational change that will be able to tackle congestion, promote active travel, clean up the city’s air and provide funding for TfL to invest in public transport.”