Idling engine action days (1)

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you confirm how much funding has been committed to 'idling engine action days' in 2016/17? How many volunteers have so far been recruited to engage with drivers on high pollution days and to encourage them to switch off engines when not in use?


Answer for Idling engine action days (1)

Answer for Idling engine action days (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Led by the City of London, the idling engine action days consortium includes the London Boroughs of Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, RB Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Enfield and Harrow.

£127,000 has been allocated through the Mayor's Air Quality Fund Round 2 (2016-2020) and, of this £67,000 has been allocated for 2016/17. Future years' funding is subject to progress made this financial year and key milestones being met by each scheme.

Recruitment and training of volunteers is ongoing, but so far in 2016/17 approximately 100 people have been trained. There will be one campaign action day per month in each borough between October 2016 and February 2017.