Low Emissions Zone, Enfield

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2878
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Local residents have contacted me to ask why their areas are not included in the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The locations are as follows: Bullsmoor Ride, Bullsmoor Close, Bullsmoor Gardens, Bullsmoor Way. Can you investigate whether these can be included in the LEZ?

Answer

Answer for Low Emissions Zone, Enfield

Answer for Low Emissions Zone, Enfield

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When designing the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme in 2007, TfL, as far as possible, sought a boundary that most widely covered the Greater London Authority area to maximise the benefits of the scheme. In seeking this objective, TfL was mindful of the need to offer drivers of vehicles which do not meet the LEZ emissions standards the opportunity to safely U-turn or divert away from the zone immediately prior to the point of entry. The LEZ boundary therefore excludes small areas within London to allow for this.

TfL has no plans to change the current LEZ boundary. Compliance with the LEZ emissions standards continues to be very high at 99 per cent. Roads outside the LEZ boundary will tend to experience the same protection from non-compliant vehicles as the rest of the LEZ area, since vehicle operators approaching London are aware of the LEZ requirements and, if they have business close to and within London, will be compliant. If there any specific local issues then TfL would be happy to discuss these.