Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the announcement that the Mayor has asked TfL to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone London-wide, said:
“I welcome this announcement. The extension of the ULEZ is right and necessary to tackle toxic air pollution. Air pollution does not stop at the South and North Circular.
“The policy must however be coupled with an ambitious scrappage scheme to assist disabled people and people on low incomes to give up older polluting vehicles.
“Many parts of outer London also have poor public transport links and are currently suffering from reduced train timetables. The ULEZ extension must go hand in hand with improving public transport in outer London, including new orbital bus services and restored train timetables.”