ULEZ needs to come with a commitment to outer London public transport

Responding to the news that Sadiq Khan’s expansion of ULEZ will face a judicial review, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee Caroline Pidgeon AM said:

“We all agree tackling air pollution is one of the most important issues for Londoners. Poor air quality is literally costing lives.

“However, any expansion of ULEZ should come with investment in public transport to offset the costs for communities in outer London.

“So far we’ve failed to see any such commitment from this Labour Mayor. Instead, we have had PR exercises such as ‘Superloop’ which primarily consisted of rebranded existing routes and hopeful future ones, rather than genuinely expanding public transport options.

“The Mayor should have backed our budget amendment which doubled the scrappage fund, opening it up to everyone, alongside more buses, to mitigate the ULEZ expansion.”