London focus on plans to be 'one of the world's largest car-free zones'

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the Transport for London (TfL) have announced plans to transform parts of central London into 'one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world'.

 

The plans aim to restrict Waterloo Bridge and London Bridge to people walking, cycling and buses only, with widened pavements to account for the restrictions. Other areas this could apply to include Euston, Holborn, Old Street and Shoreditch.

To prevent London's roads from becoming blocked with congestion, TfL has confirmed the Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be reinstated on 18th May, 2020. This will include increasing the charge to £15 and hours of operation extended, as part of a temporary changes package.

 

Sources:

https://www.energylivenews.com/2020/05/15/london-launches-plans-to-become-one-of-the-largest-car-free-zones-in-the-world/