Major causes of air pollution

Vehicle emissions

Exhaust from vehicles is the biggest source of air pollution in London.

To improve emissions from traffic we:

  • Hold open days where people can have their vehicle emissions checked and receive advice
  • Check all council vehicles
  • Use a diesel additive in council vehicles to reduce fuel consumption
  • Use reduced-pollution emitting fuels such as biodiesel and ultra-low diesel in all council vehicles.

Along with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, police and other London boroughs we are involved in the assessment of vehicle pollution at roadside spot-checks.

Report a problem with air quality