New report shows significant drop in air pollution plus 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into the zone daily
• New report shows significant drop in air pollution plus 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into the zone daily
• 77 per cent of vehicles in the zone now meet the clean emissions standards
• Report on first six months of scheme confirms no increase in pollution around the ULEZ boundary
New figures show there are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day and a significant drop in harmful air pollution, since the Mayor introduced the Ultra Low Emission Zone six months ago.
Polluting vehicles account for around half of London’s harmful NOx air emissions, with air pollution costing the capital up to £3.7 billion every year
The ULEZ – operating in the Central London Congestion Charging zone – the world’s first, is the centrepiece of Sadiq Khan’s bold action to tackle London’s toxic air health crisis that leads to thousands of premature deaths every year and increases the risk of asthma, dementia and cancer.
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