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