In response to the launch of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) today, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said:
“Today marks a major move forward in tackling the capital’s toxic air, which contributes to the early deaths of almost 10,000 Londoners per year and stunts children’s lungs.
“Toxic air is nothing less than a public health emergency and requires urgent and radical action.
“But City Hall is not only introducing the ULEZ, but also bringing in low emission bus zones and moving to zero emission taxis.
“At last, we are heading in the right direction to ensure that London reaches its target of zero emissions from road transport by 2050. But we can’t solve our air pollution problem alone – we need the Government to come on board to further boost the Mayor’s £48 million vehicle scrappage fund to support small businesses, charities and low income Londoners”.