ULEZ - ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE IN AND AROUND LONDON
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ULEZ is coming on 8 April 2019. Please help us ensure
London is ready.
Final preparations are being made to launch the central
London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in
four months’ time.
The ULEZ will require vehicles driving into central
London to meet new emissions standards or pay a daily charge. The scheme will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, within
the existing Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ), in addition to the existing Congestion Charge. London’s toxic air is one of the biggest health
challenges of this generation. Around half of London’s air pollution is caused by road transport and the ULEZ is one
of a range of measures to clean it up.
This week, the first signs on the zone boundary have
been installed and a total of more than 300 will be fitted in total. We are working behind the scenes to ensure our systems
are tested and ready to support a seamless launch.
Our other priority is to ensure that anyone affected
by the ULEZ is aware of their options and able to take appropriate action. We have a major pan-London marketing campaign underway
and are using all the channels at our disposal to reach drivers.
Today we are sharing a new
leaflet as a simple guide to ULEZ for stakeholders, businesses and individuals. A PDF version is attached and we have hard
copies available. Please let me know if you would like some to distribute among your contacts.
We are also asking for your help. We’d like you to spread the word through your communications channels,
so that your contacts understand whether they will be affected and what their options are. We can supply key messages, images,
news copy and FAQs to support this.
We particularly want people to visit our online vehicle
checker at tfl.gov.uk/ulez to see instantly
if their vehicles comply with the new standards.
If they do not comply, we want to encourage them to
make a plan and take action now to avoid paying the charge. This could include buying or leasing a compliant vehicle and changing
how they make trips – for example by using public transport, walking or cycling. The scheme also has a number of discounts
and exemptions for particular road users. More details can be found at tfl.gov.uk/ulez.
Please read the leaflet and let me know if we can schedule a further discussion about how to share this important
information with your networks.
Local Communities & Partnerships
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