TfL has launched a public consultation on its plans to create an Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London. Air pollution is a major killer in London and the capital has regularly failed to meet European air quality standards, so drastic action is required.
A ULEZ would be similar similar to the Congestion Charge zone, requiring non-compliant vehicles passing through it to pay for the privilege. It would require taxis and buses to become zero-emission. TfL explains:
The ULEZ would take effect from 7 September 2020, and apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is proposed the ULEZ standards would be based on ‘Euro standards’, these are also used in the Londonwide LEZ. These are European standards that define the limits for exhaust emissions for new vehicles sold in EU member states.
To check the required standards and have your say, click here, but as ever with TfL's consultations, BC's overwhelming feeling is "yes, very good, hurry up.".