Air quality levels in London have stayed above legal limits in January.
This significant milestone sees London’s air stay within the legal limits in the first three weeks of January for the first time in ten years.
For the past ten years, nitrous oxide air pollution levels have breached legal limits by no later than the 6th January.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has claimed the improvement can be attributed to London’s focus on Low Emission Bus Zones and the recently introduced Toxicity Charge (T-Charge), which have reduced air quality breaching hours by over 90% in certain areas of the city.
Mr Khan stated: “At long last we are seeing some improvements in our toxic air but much more needs to be done before Londoners can finally breathe a proper sigh of relief.”
“Instead of shamefully blocking the capital from accessing the new National Clean Air Fund, the government should be helping me deliver a vehicle scrappage scheme to firmly and fairly get the filthiest cars off our roads now.”