Residents in Sadiq Khan’s new Ulez zone have blasted the London mayor’s plan to expand the clean air zone to hit tens of thousands more drivers, covering all of Greater London from next August.
Hundreds of thousands more drivers face a daily fee of £12.50 for using London’s roads after the mayor announced he will expand the zone to boost air quality. It will now stretch more than 30 miles from Uxbridge to Upminster.
Stuart Weller, 63, lives in Uxbridge, which will soon fall into the new zone. He said: ‘I have real sympathy for the people who are going to have to pay more.
‘They should not be bringing it in. So many people are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, particularly younger people, and now isn’t the right time to do it.
‘I wouldn’t be against it at some time in the future when the benefits have been fully established but now is not the right time.
‘I am worried it will affect businesses and high streets. Unfortunately, the mayor lives on another planet and he doesn’t…