London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone has seen smaller revenues than expected since its expansion, suggesting that more people are avoiding driving affected cars than was forecast.
London’s financial paper City AM quotes a performance report which says TfL made only £16 million from ULEZ’s expansion to cover the North and South Circular Roads, where polluting vehicles are charged a daily £12.50.
“Weaker than forecasted receipts from the ULEZ scheme could also be seen as a success,” the report says. “The policy is designed to disincentivise commuters with carbon-intensive vehicles from heading into the capital, meaning lower income indicates the scheme has reduced emissions from road transport.”
This lower income suggests compliance levels among motorists is higher than TfL expected.
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