Responding to the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), Centre for London Chief Executive Nick Bowes said:
“Efforts to clean up the city’s air by extending the ULEZ to the whole of London will further improve the health of many Londoners.
But the real prize is a pay per mile smart road user charging scheme, something Centre for London has supported for a number of years.
The fact is, ULEZ is analogue technology – a clunky flat fee regardless of how far, where and how often you travel. Technology and the world has moved on.
The Mayor should move as quickly as possible to implement pay per mile road user charging, as it would be a fairer scheme that delivers on multiple objectives: tackling congestion, improving air quality, promoting active travel, and generating income for TfL.”