London has been actively pursuing strategies to reduce congestion and air pollution for nearly two decades by imposing fees – called a congestion charge – on vehicles coming into the downtown area and establishing ultra low emissions zones.
Some of the zone restrictions had been relaxed due to the Coronavirus but will be reinstated and expanded to allow Londoners more ways to get around the city on foot or by bicycle while observing social distancing requirements and avoiding the use of The Tube.
London Mayor Sadiq Kahn said “We will need many more Londoners to walk and cycle to make this work. That’s why these plans will transform parts of central London to create one of the largest car-free areas in any capital city in the world.”
Read the article at CleanTechnica.