Low emission neighbourhood to be created in Greenwich

Published Friday, 15 July 2016

The Royal Borough is creating a Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) in Greenwich.

The scheme is focused on improving air quality in the Greenwich West and Peninsula wards. It will use a mixture of 'smart technology' and tried-and-tested techniques to reduce transport emissions and make the area a more people-friendly neighbourhood.

Funding for air quality projects 

Match-funding from the Mayor of London will enable the Royal Borough of Greenwich to spend £2 million over the next three years on projects such as:

  • car-free days in the town centre
  • new technology trials to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles or vehicles with cleaner emissions
  • new, green public spaces and pocket parks
  • community-focused streets that are more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly
  • an incentive scheme to encourage walking and cycling
  • bus priority measures
  • initiatives to improve air quality in and around schools
  • better management of freight and servicing transport to help reduce local pollutants in the air.

For more information about Greenwich LEN, please email