Transport for London (TfL) has explained why one of Rickmansworth’s roads is set to be untouched by the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion, despite being surrounded by affected areas.
From August 29, drivers of cars that fail to meet emission and safety standards set by TfL will have to pay a £12.50 fee per day to enter the Greater London Authority boundary.
TfL maps show a rogue strip of Springwell Lane that is unaffected by the ULEZ expansion.
A TfL spokesperson said: “The expanded ULEZ boundary has been designed to ensure that drivers always have a chance to turn around or divert away before entering the zone to avoid a charge if they have a non-compliant vehicle.
“The London boundary occurs a short distance into Springwell Lane. However, as it would not be practical or safe for a vehicle to U-turn in the narrow section of this single lane road at the point where the road enters London, we excluded a section of Springwell Lane to allow drivers to travel a little further to a point where a safe turn-around is available near the car park at Springwell Lock.”
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