As someone who grew up in inner London and now lives in outer London, I know the importance of green space and clean air. My son and I are both asthmatic and the quality of the air we breathe is a real concern I personally understand.
But Khan has failed to clean up London’s air, broken his promise to plant 2 million trees, and has instead introduced expensive new taxes to punish commuters.
Protect and enhance the Green Belt
I will protect London’s Green Belt and enhance it by creating national parkland on sites of key environmental significance.
Introduce a London-wide electric car scheme
I will introduce a Boris Bike style scheme for electric cars across London, offering clean alternatives for motorists without penalising them with just more taxes.
Clean Up London’s Buses
I will work to ensure that London’s entire bus fleet is green, with all buses being hybrid or electric by the end my term. In the meantime, I will roll out clean bus corridors across the city using London’s cleanest buses on its dirtiest roads, including Oxford Street and other busy high streets.
I will do all I can to make cycling as safe and easy as possible to encourage more people to take it up. Cycling should help to ease congestion, not add to it; so I will make sure communities are properly consulted and explore more sensitive, faster, and viable ways of protecting cyclists.