Clean Air Pilot Scheme

MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A pilot scheme involving 'clean air squad's' comprised of residents, council air quality wardens and volunteers will encourage parked motorists to switch off their engines if waiting in the City of London. Do you support this scheme and if so, do you plan to encourage that it be rolled out across London?


Answer for Clean Air Pilot Scheme

Answer for Clean Air Pilot Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do support the project, because this type of intervention has been demonstrated to have a significant impact on idling.

We are funding this project through the Mayor's Air Quality Fund with £117,000 in funding, which will be matched by the boroughs. The City of London are leading on the project but nine other boroughs are participating, so the impact will be felt across London. The participating boroughs are: City of London Corporation, Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Enfield, and Harrow.