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Introducing an Ultra Low Emission Zone in London

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is part of a range of measures to reduce emissions resulting from road transport across London.  It is expected to make a significant contribution to meeting legal limits for pollution and will improve public health in London.

The proposals would require all vehicles driving in central London to meet specific exhaust emissions standards in order to drive in the zone without paying a charge. It would operate in the same area as the Congestion Charging Zone and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This would be in addition to the London-wide emissions standard for heavy vehicles which is already in place under the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ).  ULEZ charges would be payable in addition to any applicable LEZ or CCZ charges.

The ULEZ charge for non-compliant light vehicles, such as cars and vans, would be £12.50 a day. For heavier vehicles, such as lorries and coaches, it would be £100 a day. It is proposed that the ULEZ standards would be enforced using the existing camera network and failure to pay would result in a penalty charge notice.

The consultation is open for 10 weeks between 27 October 2014 and 9 January 2015 and can be found here.

London First would welcome views from members on TfL’s proposals.

Contact: David Leam, dleam@londonfirst.co.uk

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