Travel and transport

Cleaner greener bus routes

In a move that will significantly help in making Brent a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, the A5 Edgware Road corridor has been announced as one of the Mayor of London's new Low Emission Bus Zones.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced plans in January 2017 for 10 more Low Emission Bus Zones, deploying the greenest buses in air quality hotspots where people are exposed to high nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution and where older buses contribute significantly to road transport emissions.

One of these zones is set to be Edgware Road (Kilburn to Maida Vale), from Cricklewood Broadway via Kilburn High Road to Shoot-Up Hill.

The new greener buses, which will be a combination of hybrid and clean buses that meet Euro VI standards, are part of an improvement programme to 3,000 buses outside central London.

The zones are expected to reduce NOx emissions from buses along the routes by around 84 per cent; a big step forward in tackling the problem of air quality, not only in Brent but London as a whole.