Will London’s expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone cut air pollution?

WMXRC9 An Ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) boundary sign at the Marble Arch end of Oxford Street, London.

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone is expanding this week

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MILLIONS more people in London will wake on 25 October to find themselves living in a clean air zone, designed to deter the most polluting cars, motorbikes and vans and reduce the health effects of exposure to air pollution.

The expansion of the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) from the centre to the suburbs is a key part of mayor Sadiq Khan’s battle to rein in areas with levels of nitrogen dioxide in breach of legal limits. “It is going to be the biggest scheme of …

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