The City of London Corporation has announced plans to trial only letting ultra-low-emission vehicles access the south section of Moor Lane, near Moorgate.
The trial, which is out for public consultation, will create the City of London’s first low emission street. The pilot is part of the City Corporation’s Low Emission Neighbourhood project, which it jointly funds with the Mayor of London.
The City Corporation is encouraging all parties to have their say at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/ulev .
The pilot will close the road to all vehicles which are not Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) compliant. Access for drivers of non-compliant ULEV vehicles to the rest of Moor Lane will still be available from the north side.
The City Corporation is encouraging the uptake of fully electric and compliant hybrid vehicles to improve air quality in the Square Mile. It will use the pilot to consider whether similar measures are suitable for other streets in the City of London.
Following the consultation, the City Corporation aims to deliver the trial by April 2019.
Two options for a ULEV pilot in the southern end of Moor Lane have been developed for consultation. Option 1 would introduce the measures 24 hrs a day and seven days a week. Option 2 would apply Monday to Friday from 7am-11pm.