An idea for Box Hill?

Streets only allow ‘ultra-low emission’ vehicles, walkers and bikes.


Only pedestrians. cyclists and e-bikes, electric cars, the newest hybrids and hydrogen vehicles  will be allowed in the new zones during rush hour.

Islington Council in London has banned petrol, diesel and older hybrid from nine London streets in Hackney in a “pioneering” scheme.

Only electric cars, the newest hybrids, hydrogen vehicles and bikes or e-bikes will be allowed during the morning and evening rush hours in London’s first “ultra-low emissions zones”.

Other drivers face fines of £130.

The zones will operate from 07:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday. They will be policed using automatic number plate recognition.

WATAG believes that those planning for Box Hill’s potentially “traffic-clogged” future, need to closely examine what other cities are already doing to try an alleviate their problems now.

Big “outside the square ” thinking is needed for Box Hill to ensure its future is not the same as in Hackney.

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