The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced funding for 15 air quality initatives across London. The successful bids include an expansion to the existing Zero Emissions Network.
As a result of this new funding, the network will expand to Hackney Central, Stoke Newington, Clerkenwell, Whitechapel and Canary Wharf.
The network will provide even more support to help residents and businesses reduce their emissions, introduce new cargobike sharing stations and increase the reach of the Scooter Switch programme to help delivery riders switch from mopeds to e-bikes.
As well as an expanded ZEN, Hackney Council also received £500k to promote walking and cycling and reduce polluting traffic in Stoke Newington through a Low Emissions Neighbourhood.
Councillor Jon Burke, Hackney Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, says:
“As a leader in tackling London’s poor air quality, we are keen to explore any funding option that helps us to deliver even more to tackle the public health hazard of the capital's toxic air.
We’re thrilled to have been awarded funding for these two projects, which, in addition to our Liveable Neighbourhood work in Hackney Central, will help to tackle poor air quality in two of the borough’s town centres.
We’re going to be engaging with people in Hackney Central and Stoke Newington over the summer about their town centres, which will inform our plans for each area."
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm