It’s been revealed that expanding the ultra-low emission zone across Greater London will cost around £200 million.
London’s Evening Standard has discovered the scale of the cost is mainly to fund hundreds of enforcement cameras to ensure motorists pay the £12.50-a-day levy.
It excludes the cost of a scrappage scheme and comes on top of the £130m cost of last October’s expansion from central London to the inner boundary of the North and South Circular roads, when 750 cameras were erected.
Details of the cost of expanding the Ulez infrastructure emerged following a freedom of information request. The Standard quotes Transport for London as saying in response to the inquiry: “Based on current assumptions made… the estimated costs to set up the expanded London-wide Ulez are in the range of circa £200m.
“This includes costs of signage, detection and enforcement infrastructure and systems, marketing, project overheads and risk.”
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