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Press statement from The Mayor for London

See below a press release from our London’s Mayor; fair comment, yet they state we should not use public transport and find other ways.

So they are opening up the London Congestion Charge and ULEZ reinstated from Monday 18 May 2020 and then putting up the congestion charge?

This will not solve the problem.

We have been working on a cost-effective solution to reduce emissions by up to 80%, yet our Government or the Mayor for London will not even see us.

It’s not about emissions, it is about an extra tax.

Please repost and pass on, we have already written to Andrea Leadsom MP; she seems to think I am making sense, why are the Government and London not in agreement??

Statement

 

Transport for London (TfL) has announced the latest stage of the Mayor’s London Street space scheme. It will open up new walking and cycling corridors to help the city’s transport network cope with the impact of coronavirus and social distancing, as people return to work with the easing of lockdown.

 

Before the pandemic, the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) had had a transformative effect on air quality; since the crisis, traffic levels on roads managed by TfL have fallen by as much as 60 per cent and harmful nitrogen dioxide is down by more than 50 per cent in central London. But traffic and pollution are now starting to rise again. In order to deter unnecessary car use, avoid gridlock for essential deliveries and services and avoid congestion and its impacts on air quality, the central London road charging schemes are being reinstated:

 

  • Central London’s Congestion Charge (CC) and the ULEZ are being reinstated from Monday 18 May to prevent significant increases in pollution and congestion
  • The Low Emission Zone will also be reintroduced from that time
  • To help to continue to support the vital role of NHS and care home staff in these unprecedented times, the CC reimbursement scheme will be extended temporarily
  • A number of temporary further changes to the CC will be implemented. These include increasing the CC to £15 and extending its hours of operation from 22 June. These conditions are part of the Government’s bailout deal with TfL announced on 14 May

As per government advice, everyone who can work from home must continue doing so for the foreseeable future. However, given the impact of social distancing on the capacity of the public transport network, Londoners are encouraged to walk and cycle as much as possible,so that the people who have no choice but to return to work in central London can do so as safely as possible.

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