Transport for London seeks residents’ views on air quality in the capital ahead of unveiling of proposals for ultra low emission zone
A six-week survey of Londoners’ views on air quality in the capital has been launched by Transport for London today (March 3 2014).
The consultation, which is open from now until April 13 2014, seeks views from London residents on the extent of air pollution in the capital, what causes it and how the problem should be tackled.
Among the 12 questions in the survey, it also asks whether Transport for London (TFL) should be doing more to encourage newer and cleaner vehicles to combat exhaust emissions and what Londoners think the main barriers are to the uptake of such vehicles.
And, the online survey seeks Londoners’ views on what incentives – including tax breaks for purchasing low emission vehicles, cheaper parking, cheaper fuels and purchasing grants – could help to increase the use of cleaner vehicles.
The consultation has been launched today as TfL held a forum with key stakeholders to discuss its proposals for an ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital, originally proposed by the London Mayor Boris Johnson as part of his ‘Vision 2020’ air quality measures last year (see airqualitynews.com story).
TfL is expected to unveil its proposals for the ULEZ following the meeting, which will then go to consultation with key stakeholders shortly, before Londoners are consulted on the final proposals later this year.
The consultation can be viewed on the TfL website.