Diesel parking charges increase in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Hyde Park zones

I’d like to see some action to educate drivers who sit parked (often on a yellow line) with their engine running. Just switch off!

Fitzrovia News

A 50 percent surcharge will apply to drivers of pre-2015 diesel vehicles paying to park in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Hyde Park zones from today (Monday 26 June 2017) as part of Westminster council’s Low Emission Neighbourhood initiative.

Map of parking zone f. Drivers of pre-2015 diesel vehicles wanting to park in the zone will be charge 50 percent more.

The hourly charge for pre-2015 diesel vehicles will be £7.35 and all other vehicles will continue to be charged £4.90 per hour, says the council. The surcharge will be added automatically at the point of purchase of parking time.

The area as a whole suffers from some of the highest levels of air pollution in Europe. The 50 percent surcharge level has been introduced to deter the heaviest polluting vehicles from parking in the zone, says the council.

Other measures being implemented include an expansion of on-street electric charging provision, and deployment of Air Quality Champions…

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