London plans ‘Low Emission Neighbourhoods’

Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a multi-million pound scheme which aims to tackle poor air quality in London. Up to two £1 million Low Emission Neighbourhoods will be funded as part of […]

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Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a multi-million pound scheme which aims to tackle poor air quality in London.

Up to two £1 million Low Emission Neighbourhoods will be funded as part of the Mayor’s £20 million Air Quality Fund.

The scheme encourages boroughs to look at a variety of solutions to tackle emissions as well as changing the behaviour of residents and raising awareness.

These could include measures such as encouraging walking and cycling, cutting vehicle traffic or using smarter parking charging.

Boroughs can apply for the scheme by the end of July, with the first two schemes expected to be up and running by June 2016.

The Mayor’s Air Quality Fund has supported a number of initiatives in the first round, including pollution-capturing green walls and support for zero-emission electric car clubs.

The Mayor of London, Mr Johnson said: “I’m encouraging London boroughs to get their green thinking caps on and apply for the next round of my £20 million Air Quality Fund.

“It’s clear these measures and the more of us that can adopt them, are helping make London the greenest, most sustainable megacity on earth.”