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Joint letter calls for Mayor to ban diesel vehicles by 2025

9 December 2016

Campaign for Better Transport has joined 10 other environmental organisations in calling for the Mayor of London to introduce a ban on diesel vehicles in a bid to tackle the capital’s poor air quality.

In a joint letter to the Mayor, the organisations ask him to follow the examples of the mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens who have all committed to banning diesel vehicles by 2025.

London suffers from some of the worst air pollution in Europe and poor air quality now claims the lives of up to 10,000 Londoners each year. The capital has the highest recorded level of deadly nitrogen dioxide of any other European capital city and diesel vehicles are responsible for 90 per cent of these emissions.

You can read the letter in full here.

ENDS

For further information please contact Alice Ridley on 020 7566 6495 / 07984 773 468 or alice.ridley@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. The letter has been signed by Campaign for Better Transport, Greenpeace, Medact, Friends of the Earth, Clean Air London, Living Streets, We Are Cycling UK, London Cycling Campaign, Sustrans, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management and the London Sustainability Exchange and is available below.
  2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).