Family friendly and a great way to get the fustration of Ulez out.
Make a placard or banner or buy one avaliable on the day
Many friendships made and the feeling of belonging as we are all in this together. The fight continues to stop this attack against people and businesses of London.
From the 29th August Diesel vehicles generally first registered before September 2015 and Petrol vehicles generally first registered before 2005 will have to pay £12:50 a day to drive in the ULEZ zone. Some older cars are compliant eg diesel has to be Euro 6 and petrol has to be Euro4. This means if you live within the zone and just drive to the local shop you will have to pay. To enforce this cameras are being put up throughout the zone. These cameras were ordered before the ULEZ consultation was even started.
The Original ULEZ zone gave residents a much longer run up to prepare for the implementation of the scheme. This time residents within and out of the zone have been just given a mere 9 months to prepare for this change. This is causing hardship among people who have an older car because they can't afford a newer car. Imagine having brought a 7 year old Diesel on finance. It is now worth a fraction of it's price because of the ULEZ extension and you owe a lot of money on it.
Some people are covering cameras, painting lenses, cutting wires or even removing them.
Transport for London refuse to give locations of cameras. Julie and a team of people from all over London have put this together. Some of these cameras cover cut-de-sacs and dead ends which are just inside the extension, but the entrance to them is outside the zone. This suggests the extension is all about Money not pollution. With this amount of cameras everything will be ready for pay per mile in a couple of years once TFL stop pulling in the money from this scheme.
There has been a lot said about the ULEZ extension. Wild figures like 4,000 deaths a year have been brandished around. The link below will explain how this crazy figure came about. There has been very little said about the people that this daily charge of £12.50 will adversely affect. Small businesses, sole trainers and ordinary people who are struggling with the cost of living crisis.
£12:50 is the daily charge, however if you miss making the payment you will get a £180 fine through the post. This is reduced to £90 if paid within 14 days. It has been widely reported that sometimes Fines arrive after 14 days so £180 has to be paid. Transport for London have been merciless to people that have had this happen to them. Few
£12:50 is the daily charge, however if you miss making the payment you will get a £180 fine through the post. This is reduced to £90 if paid within 14 days. It has been widely reported that sometimes Fines arrive after 14 days so £180 has to be paid. Transport for London have been merciless to people that have had this happen to them. Few have been successful at appealing. People with these non compliant vehicles are the people that can't afford newer vehicles, thus punishing people with lower incomes further.
The consultation was deliberately targeted at groups that would be in favour of an extended ULEZ then about 5,500 responses were removed and still numbers came out against ULEZ extension.
This website will do it's best to provide you with facts and the links to important documents many of them commissioned by Transport for London and The Mayor/London Assembly
My nan and grandad saved long and hard for their motorbike. It gave them freedom every weekend from the 4 walls they lived in. What Khan is trying to achieve is the total opposite of what my nan and grandad and many others stand for.
Shahzad explains in plain language with all the facts laid out really well. Unbiased and factual. He has comprehensive articles on all aspects on ULEZ extension in separate YouTube publications. Really recommend taking a look.
In the link below Professor Anthony Frew talks about pollution and how he warned that the figures could be used in a way that would mislead the public. This was 4 years ago and his warnings were not in vain. This is really worth listening to.
As air quality and pollution has become fashionable to bleat about, TfL and certain London councils have used this propaganda to disguise their true agendas, which has seen London bought to a virtual gridlocked full stop.
This article is 4 years old, due to new less polluting vehicles surely this must be more than 30 times now?
The Mayor and Transport for London have quietly admitted that they are planning to implement pay per mile once the expansion of the ULEZ no longer brings in such a large amount of cash. There has been no mandate for the expansion of the ULEZ scheme and there is no mandate for pay per mile.
Central London has good travel links, with buses, tubes and the overground. Many people living in villiages and rural Outer London have very limited transport links. They are unlikely to work within walking distance, cycling on these roads is very dangerous.
The London Mayor has admitted that the ULEZ cameras for the extension were purchased 3 months before any formal consultation on expanding the ULEZ was undertaken
From the Jacobs report London-Wide ULEZ Integrated Impact Assessment commissioned by TFL page 84 (there is a link to it in the article below this one) "Disabled people who do not qualify for the Motability scheme or disabled vehicle tax exemption for their vehicles would be disproportionately impacted by the Proposed Scheme, as it is likely to be more difficult for them to switch mode or to upgrade to a compliant vehicle, due to financial constraints and/or the vehicle adaptations required. Disabled people may not be able to use active modes, and encounter significant barriers when using public transport, as discussed in the Baseline Report. For example, 11 per cent of rail and tube stations in outer London have only partial step free access, and 41 per cent have no step free access at all." The document in the link below Inclusion London’s briefing – The proposed expansion of ULEZ to Greater London clearly and extensively explains how ULEZ will impact disabled people.
This table shows the estimated impact with and without the extended ULEZ extension. As you can see there is very little difference in NO2 and no difference to PM2.5 levels. Check out the report commissioned by Transport for London. London-wide ULEZ Integrated Impact Assessment (ULEZ Scheme IIA) The table is on page 47 of the report.
Claire Fox talks about scaremongering, misinformation and distorting data to justify behaviour change and amass money for Municipal coffers. Traffic counters faulty, misleading and unde-reporting. 1990-2008 PM10 down 53%, black smoke down 85%, CO2 down 69%,NOx down 49%, Methane down 53%, Lead down 98%
The London Underground has high levels of a type of air pollution linked to health problems including heart disease, strokes and lung cancer, according to a new study.
Research carried out on various parts of the network found that concentrations of fine particles (PM2.5) were 15 times higher than above ground,
24th March at Mayor's Question Time Neil Garratt Assembly Member asked the Mayor again if poorer Londoners owned car. Mayor is caught out by TFLs data showing the poorest outer London households are more likely to own a car than the richest in central London.
Shahzad Sheikh breaks down pollution figures from government report. Energy Creation and supply 21% Other Business,Industry etc. 18% Housing/ResidentialLiving Heating/Lighting etc. 16% Agriculture etc. 12% Cars usage of various types 10% Waste business 4% Other unnamed sectors 4% Taxis/Minicabs 2% Unknown 1%
In Shahzad Sheikh's latest ULEZ News Update, he looks at what MSM (Main Stream Media) or in this case, the BBC in particular, really say about ULEZ. Turns out there is a page on the BBC News website, that is surprisingly fair and frank in its assessment. Perhaps there is hope after all. Now if only they'd come and cover the protests!
This talks about the air pollution reports and how they warned against the type of claims that Sadiq Khan makes. Then compares how a small increase in income can make a far bigger difference to life expectancy.
I don't get offended or angry very easily.
I'm a medical profess with a logical and informed perspective of things. Yes, we do need cleaner air, but this is acknowledged by car manufacturers across the world.
As a medical professional I am absolutely not a covid denier - I've treated far too many Covid patients and have long term and life limiting health issues due to Covid.
I'm not far right, I'm not Conservative (I'm NHS, how on earth could I be a Tory?)
Far too many healthcare staff are already on the breadline, driving around in 20 year old cars because they can't afford anything decent that complies with Euro 5 / Euro 6. Now, if these people lived up north, and not subjected to already overpriced homes, then maybe they could afford to buy a compliant vehicle. But they don't. We live in or around London.
Imagine a Nurse, a Junior Doctor, a Paramedic who can no longer afford to go to work. This is only going to force our amazing staff who work in the NHS to leave London for a far better life, which will only put lives at risk.
I'm seething right now at being accused of being a far right, racist Tory, when I'm struggling to provide for my own family.
Orpington war memorial, bring your hi viz whistles and enthusiasm. There will be leaflets, placards and banners
Start NW10 7UD
Meet at Ace Cafe 10am NW10 7UD Depart 11.15. Ride to Rykas Boxhil 6BY
Start NW10 7UD
A Clean Air Zones or CAZ is an area within a city where a local authority has imposed measures to attempt to improve the air quality. There are differant types but generally driving in the CAZ will incur a fee. These areas can make it difficult for the disabled, delivery and taxidrivers. They can also cause dammage local businesses within the area. Traffic around of the boundary of these areas tend to become busier and suffer a loss of air quality. ULEZ is a CAZ.
A Low Traffic Neighbourhood or LTN is a traffic scheme brought in with the aim to reduce traffic in residential areas. Outside these areas the traffic increases there are longer journey times and loss of air quality around the boundary of the LTN