HGV ban and air pollution

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0089
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the beneficial impacts on air quality be part of your consideration of a move towards a ban on HGVs in London during day time?

Answer

Answer for HGV ban and air pollution

Answer for HGV ban and air pollution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the tighter Low Emission Zone requirements for HGVs I introduced in January 2012, all HGVs operating in London must now meet a minimum Euro IV PM standard or pay a daily charge of £200. I also intend to include HGVs in the scope of my Ultra Low Emission Zone, which will be introduced in central London from 2020.

As part of my Roads Task Force and Cycling Vision programmes, I am considering further measures to tackle congestion and improve safety. In developing these I am also seeking to maximise any potential air quality benefits.