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Environment

Poor air quality is something that affects us all. The equivalent of 9,416 Londoners die every year because of air pollution.

The Mayor has plans to improve Londoners health by cleaning up London’s air and wants to hear your ideas. This survey and discussions on Talk London is just the start of Sadiq consulting Londoners on air quality.

We want to know what you think about the Mayor’s proposals and get your ideas on how we can improve our air quality. Your feedback will help shape our plans to develop a detailed Emissions Surcharge proposal, inform impact assessments and appraise options for expanding and tightening the ULEZ and Londonwide LEZ.

How do we best reduce emissions from public transport, phase out diesel cars and phase in electric ones How do we bring about change on a local level - in central London’s major public spaces, in the city’s most deprived areas and wide?

Scroll down to join in with our discussions below.

Environment discussions

Expanding the Ultra-Low Emission Zone

Environment
The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is an area within which all cars, motorcycles, vans, buses, coaches and heavy good vehicles will need to meet exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel. Some vehicles are exempt from the charge.
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Last commented: 28th Apr 2017

Incentivising switch to cleaner vehicles

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While newer diesel vehicles can be better than older cars for the environment, under certain conditions, such as short, slow speed journeys, as often found in London, they produce almost as much harmful NOx as new lorries .

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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

Improving our streets

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It is important to make sure London’s streets are places where people can enjoy walking and spending time. Most streets in London are local places where people live. These streets are where most of our journeys start and finish too.

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Last commented: 26th Apr 2017

Recycling

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Do you always manage to recycle everything you’d like to, or do you find that there are things that stop you? What might help you recycle more?

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Last commented: 12th Mar 2017

Pedestrianisation

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Paris' most famous boulevard, the Champs-Elysees, will soon be closed to motor traffic on the first Sunday of every month.

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Last commented: 24th Feb 2017

Construction sites

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A significant proportion of harmful emissions in London are caused by construction sites, whether due to heavy delivery and waste traffic or machinery used on sites.

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Last commented: 2nd Feb 2017

Reusing

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Would you consider getting your appliances or gadgets regularly refurbished with up-to-date hardware but keeping the outer casing, or repairing rather than replacing them?

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Last commented: 11th Jan 2017

Sharing economy

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Are there any items that you use at home that you only use irregularly, or have had to buy for a one-off use? Could you have borrowed these instead? Or could you lend them out as part of a “library of things”? Do you think this would work well in practice?

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Last commented: 11th Jan 2017

Saving energy

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Do you do anything to save energy? Do you want to but find there are reasons why you can’t or it becomes difficult? Is there anything that could be done to help, and what might that be?

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Last commented: 17th Dec 2016

Classic Cars (25+ years old) doing less than 5000 miles

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Classic cars are a beauty to be seen on London roads and create the character and environment expected in an ancient city such is London. Cars over 25 years old that cover less than 5000 miles a year should be exempt from pollution charges.

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JonathanGoldsmith
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

South Circular Must Be inside The Ultra Low Emission Zone

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The plan to extend the area of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the North and South Circular must put these two roads inside the Zone. If they aren't inside the zone they will be used by polluting vehicles to skirt around the zone.

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cliff_bartle
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

Cycle lanes, traffic congestion and pollution

Environment

Every single working day, the embankment is congested travelling east as there is only one lane in that direction. Cars, vans and lorries move at snails pace adding pollution (and very long driving times), all of which could have easily been foretold.

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joshir
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

High pollution measures

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The quality of air varies from day-to-day depending on a range of factors, including the volume of traffic and weather conditions.

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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

The proposed Emissions Surcharge

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At present, London is in breach of legal limits for a pollutant called Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx) which contributes to poor health, particularly respiratory problems such as wheezing, coughing, colds, flu and bronchitis.
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

The ULEZ could be the end of small haulage companies.

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As you are aware the new ULEZ is due to come into affect in 2020 which was for a small area in central London, now the new Mayor Sadiq Khan is proposing for this area to be extended to the North and South circular roads which is a hugh distribution area for us and many other haulage companies,

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clive morris
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

Including vessels on Thames in ULEZ to make them cleaner.

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London Boroughs on the Thames are affected by pollution from vessels using diesel which is 100x dirtier than car diesel. Vessels range from the very small to massive cruise liners which can be moored for up to three days. The polluting smoke from these is full of NO2 and very bad for our lungs.

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Vic
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

ULEZ-ULTRA LOW EMMISSION CHARGES

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TFL and Sadiq Khan keep going on about how nearly 9500 deaths are year are contributed to diesel fumes and vehicle fumes.

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williewonka
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

Ulez

Environment

Heard this morning that ulez is to be extended to north circular and south circular with every vehicle over 5 years old having to pay £30
a day. This will be £150-00 a week to go to work, doubling to £300-00 a week as the wife also drives to work.

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Leejay666
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Last commented: 27th Apr 2017

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