Say No to £12.50 to Drive to Whipps Cross (WF against the ULEZ)

Say No to £12.50 to Drive to Whipps Cross (WF against the ULEZ)

0 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!
At 2,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!

Sadiq Khan wants to charge people with older vehicles £12.50 every day they drive them inside the A406. That means residents of Leyton, Leytonstone, Walthamstow, Highams Park and Chingford paying £12.50 to visit their local hospital if their vehicle is not exempt.

This charge will hit older people who do limited mileage, while letting commercial and company car drivers who do many more miles pay nothing. It will hit people like cleaners and carers who have low-paid jobs but need to drive. There is no residents' exemption and it applies 24/7/365.

You can check your vehicle here https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez

Air quality across London is improving and the majority of PM10 and PM2.5 pollution comes from brake and tyre wear, so is unaffected by the imposition of this charge. As much NOx pollution comes from domestic gas boilers as comes from all petrol and diesel cars and light vans - including the exempt ones!

Serious pollution is concentrated in central London, where additional charges already apply, and along major roads. TfL's own figures show that this charge will make pollution worse near the A406 where it passes through Waltham Forest. As can be seen from the image above, almost all of Waltham Forest has clean air.

The ring of cameras needed to enforce it will cost nearly £800m. That money could be used to buy cleaner buses and install pollution-eating moss walls and "city-trees". 

To stop the expansion of the zone to the A406, we need to elect a Conservative Mayor in 2020. If you oppose the expansion, please sign this petition. When the election comes round, we will ask you to vote for the Conservative candidate to stop it. 

 

0 have signed. Let’s get to 2,500!
At 2,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get picked up by local news!