Black cab pollution tests

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2803
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you regard the tests on air pollution from black cabs to be adequate?

Answer

Answer for Black cab pollution tests

Answer for Black cab pollution tests

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes I do.

All taxis must pass an emissions test as part of their annual licensing inspection and all licensed taxis are subject to on-street compliance examinations to ensure that they continue to meet their licensing conditions, including emissions standards.

In addition to these measures my Air Quality strategy proposes a range of additional limits in regard to vehicle age, minimum Euro emissions standards and increased emissions testing for taxis.