Real World Motorcycle Emissions (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Keith Prince Keith Prince Conservative

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?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

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.