Why millions of Londoners will ignore ULEZ and continue using cars despite new daily 12.50 fee

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2023-06-10 12:22:25  • 6 mins

Millions of Londoners will ignore the ULEZ when it expands to outer London and keep using their cars as public transport provision is so unreliable, a report has claimed.

A lack of sustainable transport options in the extremities of the capital, such as trains, buses and well-maintained pavements and cycle routes, is pushing people to keeping their their cars so they can use them for short trips.

The report from the Centre for London (CfL) thinktank found that twice as many journeys in outer London are by car than in inner London - 38 per cent vs 19 per cent of journeys.

The research also claimed that more than half of car trips in outer London are less than two miles long - driving climate change, air pollution and congestion on London's busy roads.

The new findings come as Sadiq Khan's much-maligned Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is set to expandto all 32 London boroughs from August 29 this year, landing drivers with a daily12.50 charge if their cars do not meet emissions standards.

The report by CfL says: 'The difficulties of sustainable travel that are faced by people living in outer London have come to the fore this year, with proposals for ULEZ expansion and ongoing issues with the suburban rail network.

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