United Kingdom

Lessons from London: How the city is tackling air pollution

A man cycles on a cycle lane in Trafalgar Square in London.

Protected space for cycling has almost tripled. Image: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Anne Maassen
Urban Innovation & Finance Associate, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities
Madeleine Galvin
Research Assistant, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities
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Mayor Sadiq Khan has actively pushed for a speedier implementation and expansion of the ULEZ in order to reduce London’s dangerous levels of air pollution. Image: Greater London Authority

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The ULEZ boundaries in central London are well-marked, ensuring that all pedestrians, cyclists and drivers are aware when they are entering the zone. Image: WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
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The Greater London Authority (GLA) is ensuring that walking and cycling, in addition to public transport, are viable options for London residents. Image: WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
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