In the early hours of May 7, 2016, Sadiq Khan stood proudly at the podium in City Hall, wearing a white shirt and navy jacket, where he vowed to be a ‘mayor for all’. He briefly outlined his humble beginnings on a council estate and said every Londoner shall have the same opportunities the city gave him. During the brief speech, he mentioned clean air, along with affordable homes and a comfortable commute.
At the time, there were 2,666,861 private cars registered within the Greater London region.
London had a Congestion Charge operating during the day covering an area surrounding the Square Mile. The Ultra Low Emission Zone had been promised by Mr Khan’s predecessor, Boris Johnson, but had not been introduced.
According to the latest figures released this week by the Department of Transport, the number of private cars registered in London had fallen by 2.16 per cent.
In the London Borough of Camden, front line of the War on Motorists, the figure has fallen by almost 17 per cent.