Low Emission Neighbourhoods

Measures in a LEN can range from building up the infrastructure for ultra low emission vehicles to projects that make it easier for people to move around by bike or on foot.

They can also help to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities by reducing noise and social isolation and bringing communities back together when they have been divided by features such as busy roads.

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We are working with the GLA and the London boroughs to improve air quality through projects funded by the £20m Mayor's Air Quality Fund (MAQF).

As part of MAQF, we are supporting 4 LENs in line with the Healthy Streets Approach in the Mayor's Transport Strategy:

Featured schemes in a LENs can include:

  • Car-free days
  • Smaller green spaces such as pocket parks
  • Green cover including vegetation on roofs
  • Behaviour change initiatives
  • No idling zones
  • Coordinated deliveries
  • Electric vehicles

Current LENs

Latest LENs that are being worked on:

  • LEN16, centred around Stoke Newington Church Street (Hackney)
  • Low Emission Camden Town (Camden)
  • 'Greening the Fiddlers': Becontree Heath LEN (Barking and Dagenham)
  • Walworth Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) (Southwark)
  • Ilford Garden Junction (Newham and Redbridge)

The total LEN budget is £13m including £7m from the MAQF and the Ultra Low Emission Zone along with committed match funding from boroughs and private sector.