Scrutiny needed on Sadiq Khan's Ultra Low Emission Zone plans

Posted Posted by in Opinion   shareShare2016


These proposals need to be scrutinised to make sure they really make a difference to London’s environment. We all want to tackle NO2 emissions but most vehicles built after 2005 perform just as poorly as those built before so the cut-off date is meaningless.

Small business owners and ‘white van drivers’ with older company vehicles will effectively be taxed for travelling into the capital to work – that cannot be right. I’m in favour of constructive measures to improve London’s air quality but schemes like this make it harder to undertake strategies that will genuinely lower emissions.

Latest Tweets