Brompton Road - diesel exhaust

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2322
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following the release of exhaust emissions data held by Transport for London what specific action are you taking to stop pedestrians being 'gassed' in Oxford Street and 'showered in dangerous airborne particles' along Brompton Road as Clean Air in London claims is happening with diesel exhaust?

Answer

Answer for Brompton Road - diesel exhaust

Answer for Brompton Road - diesel exhaust

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The data you refer to is a sub-set of the GLA's London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory 2010 (LAEI 2010), which is publically available on the London Datastore.

Both Brompton Road and Oxford Street are classified by TfL as one of 187 air quality focus areas, owing to high levels of NO2 concentrations and human exposure. In these areas, local measures are targeted against transport emissions in the short term - for example the roll out of retrofitted buses, hybrid buses and most recently, borough projects as part of my new Air Quality Fund.

In the longer term, I have tasked TfL with examining the feasibility of introducing an Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London by 2020. This scheme is likely to increase the proportion of ultra low and alternatively fuelled vehicles, with the primary objective of reducing ground-based transport emissions. This work is supported by my Roads Taskforce findings and the work undertaken by the West End Commission