Following the Mayor of London’s confirmation on 26 March that an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London in 2020, Camden Council has criticised the Mayor of London for not including Euston Road in the ULEZ scheme and will continue to campaign for further measures to combat poor air quality.
Camden Council, alongside the Knowledge Quarter and other major public and private sector institutions located around Euston Road, had previously written to the Mayor of London asking for the GLA and Transport for London (TfL) to do more to address the poor air quality throughout London, and particularly around the Euston Road, which suffers from some of the capital’s worst air quality.
This follows TfL’s consultation earlier this year on the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which Camden and its partners believe is a missed opportunity to dramatically improve air quality across London.
The new measures will mean that a large number of residents in Camden and beyond will continue to live in areas exceeding European limits for air pollution, whereas an extended ULEZ would help rectify this situation.
Camden and its partners believe the measures will also increase congestion and worsen air quality around the borders of the ULEZ, which in Camden is the already heavily polluted Euston Road.
For more information about the consultation please follow this link.