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31% of Londoners can’t afford the ULEZ charges

London ULEZ starts on 8th April 2019

Motorbike insurer Bikesure, surveyed 1,000 commuters in London to find out how the ULEZ will impact them. Among the questions, respondents were asked how the ULEZ will affect them. The survey revealed that:

  • 31% of commuters won’t be able to afford to drive/ride in the ULEZ anymore
  • 32% of commuters won’t drive/ride in the ULEZ as much as they used to
  • 29% of commuters won’t be affected by the ULEZ
  • 7% of commuters don’t know how it will affect them

The respondents were also asked if they have changed or thought about changing their usual mode of transport in preparation for the ULEZ:

  • 37% of commuters have already changed their usual mode of transport
  • 46% of commuters have thought about changing their usual mode of transport
  • 18% of commuters will not be changing their usual mode of transport

The respondents were also asked how they felt about the ULEZ:

  • 47% of Londoners think it is a good idea and they don’t mind it being brought in
  • 45% of Londoners can understand the reasons, but feel frustrated by it
  • 8% of Londoners think it’s a bad idea

Poppy Welch, Head of industry and government backed Go Ultra Low campaign, said: “With the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London, there has never been a better time for drivers to consider making the switch to electric. Offering exemptions from both the Ultra Low Emission and Congestion Charge zones, cheaper running, maintenance and tax costs, as well as a government grant towards the purchase price of zero emission vehicles, switching can not only save money, but also help make a difference to local air quality.”

The full survey data can be seen here: https://www.bikesure.co.uk/bikesureblog/2019/04/london-could-see-twice-as-many-motorcycles-once-the-ulez-is-introduced.html

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