Air quality is a top priority for our residents. Your council has launched the following initiatives in Marylebone:
- a schools clean air fund . Primary schools will be able to bid for funds to create "no pollution zones" to reduce harmful emissions around schools.
- anti-engine idling campaigns with £80 fines for offenders.
- working with the Portman Estate to reduce building omissions.
- working with the Baker Street Quarter to consolidate freight deliveries.
- widening pavements to improve pedestrian experience.
- diesel parking surcharge: this has resulted in over a 14% fall in the most polluting vehicles entering Marylebone.
- working with King's College London to measure air pollution.
Councillor Karen Scarborough chairs the Marylebone Low Emissions Neighbourhood (LEN) zone. She says: "Air quality is a top priority in Marylebone. The LEN is a long-term initiative which means that in the future we will monitor outcomes and adapt our policies where necessary."