Drivers resist low-emission scheme as London struggles to clean up its air

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Aim to reclaim polluted streets from traffic has been met with ‘hate and anger’ from some

As the lights change, the thundering morning traffic comes to a stop at one of London’s busiest junctions. Hundreds of people on bikes seize their chance and stream across the seven-lane intersection before disappearing into the relative safety of the UK’s first ultra-low emission area.

The network of streets in east London has become a haven for cyclists and pedestrians since two local councils banned all petrol and diesel cars, vans and lorries during morning and evening rush hour.

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