Ultra Low Emission Zone
Final preparations are being made to launch the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in four months’ time.
The ULEZ will require vehicles driving into central London to meet new emissions standards or pay a daily charge. The scheme will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, within the existing Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ), in addition to the existing Congestion Charge. London’s toxic air is one of the biggest health challenges of this generation. Around half of London’s air pollution is caused by road transport and the ULEZ is one of a range of measures to clean it up.
This week, the first signs on the zone boundary have been installed and a total of more than 300 will be fitted in total. Transport for London (TfL) are working behind the scenes to ensure our systems are tested and ready to support a seamless launch.
TfL’s other priority is to ensure that anyone affected by the ULEZ is aware of their options and able to take appropriate action. A major pan-London marketing campaign is underway and TfL are using all their available channels to reach drivers.
Read TfL’s guide to the ULEZ regulation here. This is a simple guide to ULEZ for stakeholders, businesses and individuals.
If you have concerns that your vehicle doesn’t comply with ULEZ regulations, visit the online vehicle checker here, to see instantly if it complies with the new standards.