London launches plans to become ‘one of the largest car-free zones in the world’

Streets between London Bridge and Shoreditch, Euston and Waterloo and Old Street and Holborn may be limited to buses, pedestrians and cyclists, according to the plans

London’s roads to be transformed to boost green travel in life after lockdown

The new plan suggests the city could see a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and a five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased

The Mayor of London Energy Efficiency Fund

The world is changing. With the consequences of climate change already here, and the average temperature of the earth rising at an alarming rate, the time for change is now

Mayor of London confirms £10 Toxicity Charge

The Mayor of London has confirmed the £10 ‘Toxicity Charge’ for London’s most polluting cars will start in October. The so-called ‘T-Charge’, which is judged to be the toughest emission standard of any world city, will catch vehicles that do not meet Euro 4 standards – typically diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006 . Every weekday, around […]

Sadiq Khan to invest £770m to promote cycling in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced an investment worth £154 million per year in the next five years to promote cycling in London. The money will be part of Transport for London’s draft Business Plan being published later this week. City Hall claims £770 million will be spent on infrastructure and initiatives to promote cycling […]

London mayor seeks young green entrepreneurs

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is looking for students with ideas for green business projects. He has launched a new edition of the Entrepreneurs Competition in which entrants will use their creativity to pitch projects that face London’s green challenges, from tackling pollution and boosting air quality to lowering the city’s carbon footprint. The winning project […]

‘World’s first’ double decker hydrogen bus to be trialled in London

A double decker bus powered by hydrogen is to be trialled in London next year. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan unveiled what it claims to be the world’s first bus of its kind as he committed to phasing out purchasing “dirty” diesel buses from the capital. The new bus has been developed by UK bus […]

Sadiq Khan proposes early launch of ultra low emission zone

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan proposes to introduce the planned ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) in 2019, a year ahead of schedule. He has launched a new consultation which also includes plans to extend the ULEZ to the north and south circular roads in the same year and more details on the introduction of a charge for […]

Fully electric bus routes in London by end of the year

The first fully electric bus routes in central London will be rolled out by the end of the year. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced 51 electric buses will operate two routes in the capital in a bid to improve air quality. They will be part of routes 507 and 521, joining the 22 […]

Renewable trade body CEO joins TfL board

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Chief Executive Nina Skorupska as one of its board members. Ms Skorupska will be part of the new Board of Governors, appointed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, which includes 11 other members. She will bring extensive knowledge of the renewable heat, power and transport industries to […]