News from Caroline Russell: Londoners want Mayor’s clean air zone to go even further, survey shows

14 September 2016

71 per cent of Londoners want a new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to be expanded and 79 per cent want it implemented faster, according to consultation results published today.

The report details the views of a record 15,000 respondents. There were also considerable levels of support for a zone that covers the whole of London and goes beyond the North and South circular. For Londoners living outside the north and south circular roads, a London-wide ULEZ was the most popular option.

Caroline Russell commented:

“Londoners have overwhelmingly expressed their support for action to clean up our city's air but they also want the Mayor to make his ULEZ stronger and cover a bigger area. The Mayor must listen to outer Londoners who want his protection from high air pollution and don’t want to be left out of his ULEZ.”

Notes to editors

Caroline is available for interview.

Mayor’s Air Quality Stage 1 consultation results http://bit.ly/2cqIQsm

Caroline Russell’s public consultation response to Mayor’s air pollution plans https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/london-assembly/assembly-members/publications-caroline-russell/publication-caroline-russe-0

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