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Campaigners welcome Mayor’s new pollution charges but Oxford Street decision a disaster

8 June 2018

Campaign for Better Transport welcomes the Mayor of London’s announcement today on the plans to extend London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone which will cover the whole of inner London.

This comes after the news that Westminster Council have rejected the Mayor’s proposals for pedestrianisation of Oxford Street which is a blow to air quality and to the Mayor's Transport Strategy plans.

Steve Chambers, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said,

“The expansion of the ULEZ zone is a welcome move by the Mayor and will go some way in improving the air quality across the capital. For too long Londoners have endured lethal and illegal levels of air pollution, much of it from diesel vehicles.

“We are, however, bitterly disappointed that the plug has been pulled on Oxford Street pedestrianisation by Westminster Council.  The council and the Mayor must work together to work out the best way to improve the air quality in the area for residents and visitors alike.”


For further information please contact the press office on 07984 773 468 or commnications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  • Read more about air pollution here: Air Pollution Matters
  • 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).