Low Emission Bus Zones

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3093
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

You announced 10 new Low Emission Bus Zones to tackle toxic air earlier this year.  Are there plans to introduce more zones going forward?  If so, what is the timescale for this?

Answer

Answer for Low Emission Bus Zones

Answer for Low Emission Bus Zones

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Low Emission Bus Zones (LEBZs) are one of a number of measures I am taking to transform the Capital's bus fleet as part of a £300m investment programme. Alongside the 12 LEBZs I have already announced, I have committed to upgrading around 5,000 buses and to purchasing only hybrid or zero-emission double-deck buses from 2018. This will ensure the entire fleet at least meets the ULEZ Euro VI engine emission standard by 2020, making all of London a LEBZ, and for all buses to be zero emission by 2037 at the latest.

Additional LEBZs will be considered in the future if they are deemed appropriate.