London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging councils neighbouring London who are opposed to his expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to put up warning signs on their side of the boundary.
The Telegraph quotes a spokesman for Mr Khan urging the Conservative authorities in Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire to “do what’s best for their residents and drivers”.
The Spokesman said: “Councils have a responsibility to ensure their residents and all motorists are aware of important changes that may impact drivers. By refusing to allow TfL to install ULEZ warning signs at key junctions, these councils outside London are not fulfilling their responsibility to ensure their residents and other motorists have all the information they need to avoid driving into the ULEZ inadvertently. The mayor is urging these three county councils to put their politics aside and do what’s best for their residents and drivers.”
The Telegraph adds that TfL had offered to pay the full cost of installing and maintaining signs. National Highways has co-operated with TfL, meaning signage is in place on major roads leading to the new ULEZ boundary.
The expanded ULEZ is due to come into effect on 29 August.
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