Supporting Those with Limited Mobility

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

How does the Mayor support those with limited mobility and who are reliant upon their vehicles to stay independent?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am committed to supporting those with limited mobility to use London’s transport system. With regards to the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), Transport for London (TfL) has ensured that keepers of vehicles registered with a ‘disabled’ or ‘disabled passenger vehicles’ tax class will benefit from a ‘sunset period’ after the ULEZ starts. They will be exempt from the ULEZ charge until 26 October 2025 as long as their vehicle does not change tax class.

I have also recently announced plans for a £25 million car scrappage fund, which will benefit low-income Londoners, including those reliant on cars, to switch to greener options in order to meet the ULEZ emissions standards.

TfL works hard to ensure events in the Capital accommodate the requirements of those reliant on their vehicles, and can make specific arrangements with those who need it to ensure they can complete journeys as expected.