Only the cleanest vehicles will be able to use certain streets in Shoreditch during peak hours from today, as part of a pioneering new scheme to reduce pollution for residents, businesses and pedestrians in the congested City Fringe area.
The nine Ultra Low Emissions (ULEV) streets, the first of their kind in the UK, came into force on 3 September.
Petrol, diesel and all other vehicles emitting more than 75g/km of CO2 will be banned from the streets between 7 and 10am and 4 and 7pm from Monday to Friday, reducing harmful emissions while people are travelling to work and school and making it easier to walk and cycle in the area.
The Ultra Low Emissions Streets are being introduced by Hackney and Islington councils, with funding from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles' Go Ultra Low City Scheme.
Residents and businesses with existing parking permits or vehicles with associated off-street parking in the ULEV streets will be exempt from the restrictions. For more information and to apply for an exemption, please visit: https://hackney.gov.uk/ulev-streets