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RAC responds to the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London

News   •   May 11, 2016 13:57 BST

RAC public affairs manager Nicholas Lyes said:

“It's vitally important that London's new Mayor quickly gets to grips with measures to tackle congestion motorists are suffering in London. Data suggests average speeds in some parts of the capital are at levels slower than the horse and cart era. Clearly, there needs to be a better balance of improving access for cyclists and reducing the impacts this is having on motorists as well as a concerted effort to reduce the effects of road works on all road users.

“London's new Mayor also faces calls to bring forward the Ultra Low Emission Zone. The RAC believes the ULEZ in its current form strikes the right balance between a strong, robust plan to reduce air pollution while giving motorists and businesses sufficient time to replace more polluting diesel vehicles with something cleaner. Bringing it forward is likely to penalise less well-off motorists and smaller businesses."