Central London Zero Emission

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered at on 10 January 2020.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

Can the Mayor provide an update on his commitment in the Environment Strategy to deliver a central London zero emission zone by 2025?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Following the successful implementation of the Ultra Low Emission Zone in April, initial development work on zero emission zones is now underway.

A number of related schemes are already in place, or will soon be delivered. In September 2018 Hackney opened the UK’s first Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Streets scheme in Shoreditch and the City of London is due to deliver the UK’s first zero emission street at Beech Street in early 2020.

I have helped to fund both these schemes and Transport for London (TfL) is also working with the City on a further Zero Emission Zone as part of an EU funded project ‘ReVeAL’ to be delivered in 2022. Further information can be found here https://civitas-reveal.eu/about/. These schemes will be helpful in informing initial thinking on a central London zero emission zone from 2025. In addition, TfL published new guidance in September 2019 to help boroughs introduce zero emission zones on roads that they control, found here https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/boroughs/zero-emission-zones.