MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In view of the Assembly's motion of 6 December, will the Mayor sign up to the European ALTER programme?


Answer for ALTER

Answer for ALTER

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will certainly take on board ALTER's proposals to progressively renew the GLA / functional bodies vehicle fleet with cleaner vehicles and, where possible, to convert to cleaner fuels. I will be working with the boroughs to examine the viability, costs and benefits of a Low Emission Zone in London, as proposed by ALTER. However, until that study is completed it is far from clear that a Low Emission Zone is at all feasible in London, or would be the most effective method of reducing pollution caused by traffic fumes. I am not, therefore, able to sign up to the complete ALTER programme until that study reports.