Low Emission Bus Zones (Brent)

MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I welcome your plans for 10 more Low Emission Bus Zones, including A5 along the border of Brent, deploying the greenest buses on the capital's most polluted routes to cut harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. When will you be looking at further areas to introduce green buses as I have local campaigners in Brent who are disappointed that local roads with clear evidence of toxic air from existing bus fleets have not benefitted from the recent announcement?


Answer for Low Emission Bus Zones (Brent)

Answer for Low Emission Bus Zones (Brent)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Low Emission Bus Zones enable the most polluted corridors to be targeted quickly. This scheme is just one part of my far-reaching programme to tackle London's poor air quality.

Other parts of Brent will benefit from my plans to bring forward the deadline for buses to comply with the Ultra-Low Emission Zone to 2019, which has already led to three routes passing through the borough being lifted to the ultra-clean Euro VI engine standard. Another five routes will follow between now and 2019.

So that all of London has better air quality, I have also set out ambitious plans for all buses in the fleet to meet or exceed the Euro VI engine standard by 2020 through upgrading of exhaust systems and replacement of vehicles. This process will be encouraged to happen as early as possible by my requirement that new buses entering the fleet are hybrid diesel-electric or zero emission from next year.