One confused driver posted to Reddit asking different Londoners: “Why is there this weird hall within the ULEZ at Chiswick?” They connected a picture of the ULEZ zone’s boundaries in Chiswick the place a part of the A4 is exterior the zone, primarily forming a hall from the sting of the zone to the Hogarth roundabout.
Numerous customers speculated whether or not there was a cause for the distinct route which is exempt from the every day £12.50 cost.
One commenter mentioned it was for drivers who had mistakenly taken the incorrect flip, permitting them to go across the roundabout and again with out going into the ULEZ.
One other commenter joked that it was due to the Taskmaster home.
A 3rd driver additionally chimed in with: “Chiswick roundabout is one hell of a driver’s nightmare.
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“Why is that this? And would you take a look at together with this a part of the A4 into the expanded ULEZ going ahead?”
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, responded saying the ULEZ was designed to make sure that drivers of non-compliant automobiles don’t by accident enter the zone.
He added: “A brief part of the A4 is excluded to permit drivers to make a secure flip round on the Hogarth Roundabout to keep away from getting into the zone.
“All exits from this stretch of route are included inside the ULEZ, so practically all automobiles travelling on this part can have an origin or vacation spot inside the zone.
Mr Khan mentioned the degrees of air pollution within the metropolis was nonetheless too excessive and that extra wanted to be performed to stop additional deaths from respiratory points.
The growth of the scheme will imply that drivers of probably the most polluting automobiles which don’t adjust to minimal emissions requirements must pay £12.50 a day to drive anyplace within the capital.
In gentle of his newest plan, Mr Khan has determined towards introducing a Clear Air Cost, which might have affected drivers of all however the cleanest automobiles.
There have been additionally plans to cost drivers of automobiles registered exterior London for getting into the capital, though these plans have been dropped.
Many companies in surrounding areas mentioned this cost would have disastrous penalties for them.