Changes on London’s streets: Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone

19th May 2020 / Posted by Tom Linton-Smith

London’s Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone, along with the Low Emission Zone, have been reinstated from Monday 18th May to help support the shift from public transport to walking and cycling in the capital for those people who need to travel in to Central London.

It is hoped the reinstatement of these charges will help prevent significant increases in pollution and congestion (more information here). The Congestion Charge’s hours of operation will also be extended from 22nd June, alongside an increase in the fee as temporary measures to help support the transformation of London’s streets as many thousands more journeys are made by foot and cycle. Some streets in central London will also become car-free zones as part of the London Streetspace programme to enable physical distancing in busy areas, and for those who must access public transport.