Ultra Low Emissions Streets launched

We have launched two zones in the City Fringe that, during peak hours, are restricted to walking, cycling and low emissions vehicles only (vehicles that emit less than 75g/km of CO2). Petrol, diesel and older hybrid vehicles are not be permitted on the streets during these hours.

These zones, known as ultra low emissions streets, or ULEV streets, prioritise low pollution transport, reducing the harmful effects of pollution in the City Fringe during commuting hours, making it easier and safer to walk and cycle and improving the character of the area for residents and businesses.

To minimise the disruption to residents and businesses, access to the streets is be maintained outside peak hours.

ULEV streets are in operation Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm.

The ultra low emission streets zones

Tabernacle Street, Cowper Street and Singer Street

Charlotte Road and Rivington Street


Existing on-street parking permit holders are exempt

Your vehicle will automatically be added to our list of exempted vehicles and you won't need to apply for an exemption. If you change your vehicle, it's your responsibility to tell us and register a new number plate for the exemption.

If you park off-street or have a motorbike you need to apply for an exemption

You don't need to apply for a parking permit, but you will need to apply free of charge for an exemption for the vehicles registered at your address. This will allow you to drive in the ULEV streets zone when it's closed to other traffic.


Email movegreener@hackney.gov.uk, stating your name and the location of your on or off-street parking. For more information regarding the scheme, please visit: https://hackney.gov.uk/article/5270/Ultra-low-emission-streets