Mayor of London launches clean air survey

Sadiq and GOSH patient with sign - cropped

Just two months into his term as Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the first stage of the consultation on his plans for cleaning up London’s air.

Sadiq, who blames developing asthma as an adult on the years of breathing London’s dirty air, promised to make air pollution one of his top priorities. Now Londoners have the opportunity to tell the new Mayor that they want him to be bold in tackling dirty air in the capital.

Initial proposals include:

  • Bringing forward the implementation of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) by one year to 2019
  • Expanding the ULEZ beyond current proposals for just central London
  • Introducing a new emissions surcharge (dubbed the toxicity or T-charge) from 2017 for the most polluting vehicles entering central London
  • New, more proactive ways to inform people about high pollution events
  • Bringing forward the requirement for all double–deck buses to be hybrid or zero emission in central London from 2020 to 2019 by one year
  • Implementing clean bus corridors to tackle the worst air pollution hotspots

Londoners have until the 29 July to complete the short survey that will help show the Mayor that they are behind him in getting tough on air pollution. Make sure you show your support.

What else can you do?

Filled in the survey and want to do more?

  • Make sure your family and friends complete the survey
  • Write a letter or article for you local paper or online forum or blog site to encourage others to take part in the consultation
  • Contact your local councillors, London Assembly Members and MPs to ask them to support bold action on air pollution in London

Image courtesy of the GLA

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