From 25 Oct 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding up to (but not including) the North and South Circular roads. It will cover an area 18x larger than the central ULEZ, helping to improve air quality and health outcomes for millions of Londoners. Vehicles in the new expanded zone must meet emission standards or pay a daily charge of £12.50.
Global Action Plan is proud to support the ULEZ expansion.
- The ULEZ will save lives - A study by Imperial College found that in 2019 toxic air pollution contributed to the premature deaths of over 4,000 Londoners. That number is decreasing, but it’s still too many.
- The ULEZ will have a major impact on our health – the extended ULEZ is predicted to avoid almost 300,000 new cases of air quality related disease and over 1 million hospital admissions London wide by 2050.
- Deprived areas will benefit - Children growing up in the most deprived areas of London are more likely to breathe toxic air, yet their families are the least likely to own a car. The ULEZ and the Mayor’s other cleaner air actions are expected to reduce the difference in air pollution between the most and least deprived areas by 71% by 2030.
- The ULEZ is a proven success - The ULEZ has reduced pollution by nearly a half in Central London – Greater London deserves clean air too
- School children in Greater London deserve cleaner air too. Clean air measures, including the Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), have cut the number of state schools located in areas with illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution by 97%– from 455 schools in 2016 to just 14 in 2019.
- The ULEZ will mean improved travel for all - Any money received from the ULEZ will be reinvested into improving the transport network - including its cycleways, buses and Tube - and helping to improve London's air quality.
- It is the most ambitious scheme in the world. Without bold policies like ULEZ, it would have taken 193 years from 2016 for London to meet legal pollution limits for air pollution, a milestone we are now on track to reach by 2025.
TFL offers a free tool to help you find out if your car is compliant.