Real World Motorcycle Emissions (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/19771
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

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?

Answers

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.