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Ultra low emission zone

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will take effect in central London from 8 April 2019. Most vehicles will be required to meet new tighter exhaust emissions standards or pay a charge to travel within the zone.

ULEZ is coming

What does this mean for Islington? All areas south of Pentonville Road/City Road fall under the ULEZ (see TFL's map and postcode checker). This covers Bunhill and Clerkenwell wards. Vehicles will need to meet new emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel within the zone. The ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will help to tackle London's air pollution.

All Islington residents (and visitors) should check their vehicle meets the new criteria by visiting the Transport for London (TFL) website. 

Residents in Bunhill and Clerkenwell who are registered for the residents' Congestion Charge discount will get a 100% ULEZ discount until 24 October 2021. This will give you more time to change your vehicle to meet the new vehicle emissions standards. Residents will continue to pay the T-Charge, at a discounted rate of 90% during this ULEZ sunset period.

Travelling greener

To help everyone get ready for the ULEZ we are promoting sustainable, healthier forms of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport.

In addition, we are launching a number of schemes and initiatives to give residents alternatives to using their cars for transport:

Supporting cyclists

Greener cars

Promoting clean air walking routes

Working with businesses through our award winning Zero Emissions Network (ZEN)

For more information please visit the TFL website.

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (joint project with Hackney council)

On 3rd September, following local consultation, a ULEV zone will be created in a small area close to Old street station.

The three streets in Islington affected are Tabernacle Street, Cowper Street and Singer Street. These streets have additional, timed restrictions for most vehicles, between 7-10am and 4-7pm, Monday to Friday. Access will be restricted to ULEVs - vehicles that emit less than 75g/km CO2. This includes all (100%) electric and hydrogen vehicles and some of the ‘cleanest’, least polluting, hybrid vehicles.

Find out more about how the area will be enforced and about exemptions to the scheme.

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