With London expanding its Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) this week, we’re interested in your views. How do you feel about these schemes?
London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) now covers an area around 18 times larger than before – a pretty hefty expansion for the capital that will see the drivers of non-compliant vehicles paying a £12.50 charge if they enter the zone.
But what are your views on schemes like ULEZ? Do you believe they’re effective in reducing pollution and encouraging people to purchase cleaner vehicles?
Low emission zones outside of London
And how do you feel about similar schemes being rolled out beyond the capital to other cities? This Is Money has reported on 14 areas where similar zones are ‘imminent’:
Today's ULEZ expansion is set to hit around 300k drivers with daily charges of £12.50. But it's not only motorists in the capital who face fees to use their motors – here's a detailed look at cities with zones due to be introduced before the end of 2022: https://t.co/oTIv9lcmNN
— Rob Hull (@robhull83) October 25, 2021
Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership believes that the ULEZ expansion is a step in the right direction. Its Chief Executive, Sarah Woolnough, said:
“Looking across the country, we can see the positive impact that Clean Air Zones are having on communities, making them healthier places for future generations to grow and thrive, by cutting levels of major pollutants that can cause and worsen lung conditions.
Whilst this is a huge step in the right direction, we mustn’t be complacent against this invisible threat. The fact of the matter remains that the majority of people living in London are still living in areas where pollution levels are dangerously high. We therefore look forward to working with the Mayor to ensure ULEZ and other pollution reduction schemes go further and are delivered faster in order to improve the quality of air across the entire capital.”
Your views on Ultra Low Emission Zones
What are your views on ULEZ and similar schemes across the country? Do you think they go far enough? And what would you do differently to reduce levels of pollution and help motorists move to greener alternatives?
Get involved in the discussion in the comments.