From today, 25 October, the existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded to create a single larger zone up to (but not including) the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This will incorporate all of Baker Street, Gloucester Place and Marylebone Road.
What does this mean for drivers? Unless the vehicle adheres to certain emissions standards, they will be required to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive within the ULEZ area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information on who this applies to can be found here.
The aim of the expansion is to further tackle traffic emissions and improve air quality across the capital. Since the implementation of the first ULEZ in April 2019, there has been a 44% reduction in roadside nitrogen dioxide within its boundaries and it is hoped that the expanded zone will continue this trend for the benefit of London’s residents, workers and visitors.