London has the potential to be at the leading edge of the fight against climate change. It’s the right thing to do for our planet, for our health, and for the long-term future of our economy.
Green issues aren’t just some add-on to the things we do as a city – they must run through the way we manage our transport system, build new homes and generate the city’s energy.
I want London eventually to be a zero-carbon city. We need a mayor with the vision and ambition to make that happen.
Keeping high-polluting vehicles out of central London
Sadiq will consult on expanding the proposed Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to all of Zones 1 and 2, and out along primary commuter routes.
There is great potential for TfL to use less energy. Sadiq will establish a land audit of TfL to map available land for solar and renewable energy generation. He will launch a feasibility study for the reduction of energy consumption on the public transport network, and commission research into the possibility of generating electricity from ‘wasted heat' on the Tube.
Sadiq will preserve our green spaces, aim to plant two million trees by 2020, and create the longest pedestrianised shopping area in Europe by pedestrianizing Oxford Street.
Support for cyclists and pedestrians
Sadiq will support cyclists with more cycle storage in commercial and residential areas, and more emphasis on making junctions and key routes safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
No to Heathrow third runway
The air around many parts of Heathrow is polluted beyond legal standards. Sadiq will campaign against the proposed third runway, and in favour of a second runway at Gatwick to meet London’s aviation capacity needs and bring jobs and growth.
Sadiq will use the planning system to prevent fracking in London, and work with local authorities to keep London fracking free.