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Borough High Street to be 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood'

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The area around Borough High Street is to be designated as a 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood' after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan funded an air quality project put forward by Better Bankside and Team London Bridge.

Borough High Street

Five 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhoods' – spanning five boroughs – were selected from a total of 15 bids.

In Southwark, the Better Bankside and Team London Bridge business improvement districts will deliver a project around Borough High Street enhancing and promoting routes to reduce emissions on the main roads.

Interventions will include a clean walking route from London Bridge Station to Guy's Hospital, consolidating parcel deliveries so that they are sent into one location and distributed via a low or zero-emission vehicle to reduce congestion and pollution, a green cycle path and anti-idling campaigns.

"London's toxic air is a public health crisis and I'm delighted to be working with businesses across the capital to help rid the city of these pollution hotspots," said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

"As a pro-business Mayor I am pleased to be working with businesses to clean up our air.

"Targeted local initiatives, such as Low Emission Neighbourhoods, are a great weapon in the fight against air pollution and this action we are taking is vital for safeguarding London's health."

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