Ultra low emission streets

We have launched 2 zones in the City Fringe that, during peak hours, will be restricted to walking, cycling and low emissions vehicles only (vehicles that emit 0-75g of CO2 per km driven). Petrol, diesel and older hybrid vehicles will not be permitted on the streets during these hours.

These zones, known as ultra low emissions streets, or ULEV streets, will prioritise low pollution transport, reducing the harmful effects of pollution in the City Fringe during commuting hours, making it easier and safer to walk and cycle and improving the character of the area for residents and businesses.

To minimise the disruption to residents and businesses, access to the streets will be maintained outside peak hours.

ULEV streets will be in operation Monday to Friday, 7-10am and 4-7pm.

Petrol, diesel or older hybrid vehicles which aren’t registered for an exemption aren’t permitted to enter the streets during the operating times. These vehicles will be identified by camera and issued with a penalty charge notice.

The ultra low emission streets zone

Do I need to apply for an exemption?

Existing on-street parking permit holders are exempt

If you’re an existing permit holder you don’t need to apply for an exemption as we have added your vehicle to the list of vehicles allowed to enter the zone.

If you apply for a new permit or change your vehicle, you need to tell us and register a new number plate for the exemption.

If you park off-street or have a motorbike you need to apply for an exemption

You don’t need to apply for a parking permit, but you will need to apply free of charge for an exemption for the vehicles registered at your address. This will allow you to drive in the ULEV streets zone when it’s closed to other traffic.


Email movegreener@hackney.gov.uk, stating your name and the location of your on or off-street parking.

Page updated on: 17 March 2021