The Emissions Surcharge – or ‘T-charge’ – comes into effect in London today (23 October). We support the introduction of it, to improve London's air quality. Vehicles will need to meet minimum exhaust emission standards or drivers will have to pay a daily £10 charge in addition to the Congestion Charge.

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The T-charge only covers Central London but lethal air pollution affects every Londoner and every London neighbourhood – action needs to be much more widespread. Motorised traffic is the biggest source of air pollution and so the focus has to be reducing car use. We need comprehensive road pricing covering all of Greater London now.

Steve Chambers, Policy and Research Coordinator, Living Streets