Question: Low Emission Bus Zones

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5067
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Beyond the Putney High Street Clean Bus Zone, how many other Low Emission Bus Zones will there be in a) Merton and b) Wandsworth?

Answer

Answer for Question: Low Emission Bus Zones

Answer for Question: Low Emission Bus Zones

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are 10 more Low Emission Bus Zones (LEBZs) currently planned for London on top of the two already in place.

Wandsworth currently benefits from the first zone around Putney High Street and will also gain from the proposed Wandsworth to St John's Hill zone. Both will use only ultra-clean conventional buses.

LEBZs prioritise the worst emission areas where cleaner buses can make the greatest air quality difference. While there are no zones planned for Merton, it will benefit from wider improvements to the fleet. All buses in the fleet will need to be raised to the cleanest Euro VI engine emission standard by 2020 and all new double-deck buses will need to be zero-emission or hybrid diesel electric from 2018.