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21 December 2022
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ULEZ to be expanded across all London boroughs

ULEZ to be expanded across all London boroughs

29 November 2022
The Mayor has announced that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023, as part of the drive to tackle air pollution, the climate emergency and congestion. The expansion will operate across all London boroughs up to the existing Low Emission Zone boundary.

More than 500,000 Londoners live with asthma and are more vulnerable to the impacts of toxic air, with more than half of these people living in outer London boroughs.
Air pollution also leads to around 4,000 Londoners dying prematurely each year, children growing up with stunted lungs and a higher risk of dementia in older people.
It is estimated that the expansion of the ULEZ will mean that five million more Londoners will breathe cleaner air.

ADPH London supports the move as a major step in improving air quality for all – reducing ill health and saving lives.

Glenn Stewart, Consultant in Public Health and ADPH London Lead on Air Quality said:

“We strongly support the expansion of ULEZ to include all London boroughs. London has the highest levels of air pollution in the UK, which is contributing to thousands of preventable deaths each year.

Air pollution is not just an inner London issue, and this expansion means that 5 million more Londoners can benefit from improved air quality and reduced ill-health, making London a safer, fairer and more pleasant environment for all Londoners, while correspondingly reducing the carbon impact of transport.”

Related: ADPH London’s response to TfL’s proposed August 2023 ULEZ expansion

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