A Clean Air Champion talking to a supportive driver
Idling Engine Action Days
In order to change behaviour in the long term, during 2015 and 2016 idling engine action days were held in the City where trained City residents, partners and staff patrolled the streets asking drivers to switch off when parked.
From October 2016, action days were rolled out across 11 additional boroughs with the support of the Mayor's Air Quality Fund.
The action days have, and continue to receive wide media coverage including radio (BBC 4) and TV (The BBC's 'The One Show' and BBC London).
Please visit Idling Action and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved in this behaviour change campaign.
Fixed Penalty Notices
Although the City Corporation has focussed on awareness raising to change behaviour in the long term, the City Corporation also has an enforcement role. Subject to certain restrictions, any driver of a motor vehicle parked on the highway who refuses to switch off their engine if asked by an authorised officer can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. The £20 fine must be paid within 28 days, after which the fine increases to £40.
If you are aware of any areas of the City that vehicles are regularly left idling, please notify the pollution team on 020 7332 3030 or email: email@example.com