On 25 October 2021, the existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand out to the North and South Circular roads as part of the Mayor’s Air Quality plan, to help clean up London’s toxic air.
Toxic air pollution remains the biggest environmental risk to the health of all Londoners and impacts the way we use our public spaces.
The expansion of the ULEZ was always part of the Mayor’s Air Quality plan, announced in 2018. In the meantime, from the 1 March 2021, the Mayor is setting tougher emissions standards for heavy vehicles London-wide under the Low Emission Zone.
Four in five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions requirements. The owners of older polluting cars, vans and other specialist vehicles and motorbikes that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards now have more than a year to consider alternatives such as replacing their vehicle or using other modes of transport.
In order to get London moving safely and sustainably again, walking and cycling must play an increased role in our daily lives. TfL have launched their Active Travel Toolkit.