Mayor helps boroughs target toxic air hotspots
Reducing air emissions, improving the environmental situation
The funding is part of an air pollution fund of £20 million set up for projects in 29 boroughs, including the electrification of Hackney Council’s fleet of vehicles, installing electric charging stations on lampposts poles in Hounslow and the creation of a courier service in Waltham Forest using environmentally friendly transportation.
In addition to the city’s work on new projects aimed at combating pollution, part of the fund will be used to reduce emissions from construction equipment, create walkable streets and support the switch to electric vehicles. The mayor launched the first round of £6 million in funding by visiting business owners on Francis Road in Layton, Va, using delivery services using cargo bikes and electric cars.
The project was supported by a £400,000 municipal grant.
£20m allocated to tackle air pollution
2019 Launch of last round of funding
Government, citizens: improving the environment