Dear Transport for London,

We are aware that TfL are issuing individual exemptions to Pre Euro3 motorcycles and scooters that meet the ULEZ emissions standard for NO2 emissions (0.15ug/km).

Please could you confirm the number of individual exemptions for pre Euro3 powered two wheelers to the forthcoming ULEZ charge that have been granted to date?

Given that currently every individual owner must provide evidence of their own personal machine's eligibility for exemption, we are attempting to build a database of all pre Euro3 motorcycles and scooters, by make model and year of manufacture, that have been proven to meet ULEZ emission standards.

Please could you provide a list of the make, model and year of manufacture for every PTW granted individual exemption?

Or alternatively:

Please could you provide copies of all Certificates of Conformity (for PTW's) received by TfL to support individual applications for exemption from the ULEZ charge?

Yours faithfully,

Colin Brown
Director of Campaigns and Political Engagement
The Motorcycle Action Group

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Brown,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-3223-1819

 

Thank you for your email of 25^th February 2019 asking for information
about exemptions for motorcycles and scooters from the Ultra Low Emission
Zone.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be sent to you by 26^th March 2019. We publish a
substantial range of information on our website on subjects including
operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance
and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently
asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

show quoted sections

FOI, Transport for London

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Brown,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-3223-1819

 

Thank you for your email of 25^th February 2019 asking for information
about ULEZ exemptions for motorcycles and scooters.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.

 

I can confirm that we hold the information requested. However, to provide
the information would exceed the ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 set by the
Freedom of Information (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

Under section 12 of the FOI Act we are not obliged to comply with a
request if we estimate that the cost of determining whether we hold the
information, and then locating, retrieving or extracting it from other
information, would exceed the appropriate limit. This is calculated at £25
per hour for every hour spent on the activities described.

 

When we update a vehicle record to make it compliant with ULEZ we do not
record the make and model of the vehicle being updated. We do however
record the vehicle registration. Since 1^st January 2019 we have updated
1800 vehicle records. To identify the make and model of the vehicles, and
obtain any accompanying Certificate of Conformity, we would need to access
each individual enquiry which led us to update the record. Accessing and
verifying an enquiry would take an estimated 4 minutes. Therefore checking
1800 records would take approximately 7200 minutes, which equates to 120
hours – well in excess of the 18-hour threshold to which £450 equates.

 

To help bring the cost of responding to your request within the £450 limit
you may wish to consider narrowing its scope, bearing in mind the advice
above.

 

If you have any queries or would like to discuss your request, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

show quoted sections