Anyone who lives, works, or travels through Barking and Dagenham is encouraged to give their views to Transport for London (TfL) on plans to expand the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ).
The proposals will see the current ULEZ zone, which goes as far as the North (A406) and South (A205) Circular Roads, extend in August 2023 to include all of Greater London – meaning drivers in the borough would have to pay a daily fee if their vehicles do not comply with emissions standards.
The plans are part of the commitment by the Mayor of London and TfL as a way of improving air pollution, tackling the global climate emergency, and reducing congestion.
The extension was one of the suggestions put forward by TfL to the government in January 2021 as a condition of receiving financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cllr Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “As Barking and Dagenham currently sits outside the existing ultra-low emission zone, this change will have a significant impact on the people who live, work or travel through our borough, so it is really important that everyone makes their voice heard by giving TfL their views.”
TfL are also asking people to give their opinion on other changes, including plans to increase the penalty charge from £160 to £180.
The consultation closes on Friday 29 July. To take part, visittfl.gov.uk/clean-air.