The Mayor of London is encouraging boroughs across London including Ealing to apply for a share of £5.3m of new funding to support projects that will tackle toxic air in London.
The funding can be used for a range of schemes that aim to improve air quality. Previous projects acrossd London have included tackling idling, installing electric vehicle charge points and creating more green spaces.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “Air pollution in our city is damaging Londoners’ health and I am determined to do all I can to tackle it. We’re looking for the next generation of ambitious, local, innovative projects to improve London’s air quality – so I encourage boroughs to get their thinking caps on, consider partnering up, and apply for this financial support by 19 January 2024.”
Christina Calderato, TfL’s Director of Strategy and Policy added: “We are committed to cleaning up London’s toxic air and together with the Mayor of London, are looking forward to hearing from boroughs on innovative and creative ideas to support effective and bold schemes and initiatives already in place.”
Ms Calderato added: “These take many different forms, from the world leading London-wide ULEZ and LEZ zones, an ever-growing fleet of greener buses and taxis, expanding Cycleways and School Streets, and pioneering low emission neighbourhoods. London is leading the way globally in its drive to tackle pollution, paving the way for a more sustainable future and playing its part in addressing an international public health crisis.”
A spokesperson for Ealing Council told EALING.NEWS that the borough intends to apply for funding.