From 25 October 2021 Transport for London (TfL) has expanded the central London ultra low emission zone (ULEZ).

The zone forms a single larger zone bounded by the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves aren’t included in the zone. The zone also contains the entire borough of Hackney.

The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that don’t meet the required emissions standards.

Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) will need to meet the required ULEZ emissions standards when driving within and into the expanded zone, or pay a daily charge.

Non-ULEZ-compliant vehicles which are parked and out of use on a given day from 25 October 2021 won’t be required to pay the daily charge.


Check your vehicle

Anyone who drives in Hackney should check to see if their vehicle is compliant with ULEZ emissions standards.


TfL’s ULEZ expansion

Take a look to see what the ULEZ expansion means for you, your business, your visitors or your customers.

The Mayor of London has introduced scrappage schemes to enable small businesses, charities and Londoners who are disabled or on low incomes to prepare for the arrival of the ULEZ.

Encouraging sustainable transport

The Council continues to promote and support sustainable and active travel such as walking, cycling and using public transport over the use of a private vehicle.

We currently offer the following in support of cleaner and healthier travel alternatives:


Sustainable vehicles


Supporting businesses through the Zero Emissions Network (ZEN)

Ultra low emission streets

Ultra low emissions streets, or ULEV streets operate across 5 streets to the south of the borough including Tabernacle Street, Cowper Street, Singer Street, Rivington Street, and Charlotte Road.

ULEV streets are restricted to ULEV vehicles, (vehicles which emit less than 75g/km CO2), between the hours of 7-10am and 4-7pm, Monday to Friday.

Page updated on: 23 May 2022