Real World Motorcycle Emissions (2)

MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What evidence do you have to justify TfL’s decision to exclude a policy, universally accepted to reduce congestion, from overall efforts to reduce emissions?


Answer for Real World Motorcycle Emissions (2)
Real World Motorcycle Emissions (2)

Real World Motorcycle Emissions (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Transport Strategy acknowledges the importance of motorcycles in London. However, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is about reducing emissions – specifically NOx and PM – from vehicles and is not a direct congestion management scheme. Motorcycles can be highly polluting on an individual basis and this is why motorcycles that do not meet the Euro 3 standard are included in the ULEZ. In terms of congestion, while motorcycles can be more space efficient when stationary they require a lot of space when accelerating and are not able to carry more than two people.