We have some elderly relatives staying with us over the next week in a road west of Acton Lane and south of the High Street. During the day they are left to their own devices as the rest of us are out at work. They have a non-ULEZ compliant car and their mobility isn't great and they wanted to go on some short trips for instance Gunnersbury, Acton Park or to nip to the shops to get us some provisions using the Lidl or Morrisons car park.I know they will incur the charge if they cross the North Circular to go to Gunnersbury but does anyone know the location of ULEZ cameras within the Acton area other than on the entry points?
Alan Fairchild ● 391d6 Comments
There is a small white camera car that drives around filming the cars in the street, which I belief is to do with Ulez, so even if you do not get pinged by the static cameras you might get filmed by that.
Ireen Esmann ● 369d
Thank you anyway Mark. I don't blame you for the dud advice and thankfully my guests were cautious and parked south of the High Street outside of CPZ hours. It required them to walk a bit further than they were normally capable of but they at least did manage to get to the shops.There may still be a possible route to avoid a ULEZ charge by taking your route but continuing on the High Street and then turning up Birkbeck Road. That would depend on this area not being covered by the town hall camera.
Alan Fairchild ● 374d
Unfortunately, I have given bad advice. There is in fact a ULEZ camera on East Acton Lane, I am advised by a neighbour. As far as I can see there is no way you can cross from the south side of Acton High Street to the north without getting pinged.I am very sceptical of the environmental value of the ULEZ. It seems to me a very regressive tax which targets the less well off and people who want to retain cars for longer to reduce their carbon footprint.There appears to be some suggestion that your exposure to NO2, the only pollutant ULEZ effectively reduces is going to be far higher in your kitchen if you have a gas hob, boiler or cooker.The increased monitoring required of NO2 emission seems to have led to an increase in car size because of the extra kit needed.We do need to reduce car use and we do need cleaner air but this seems to me a very badly thought out measure.
Mark Evans ● 380d
Its all areas within the north circular, there has to be a boundary somewhere and pollution is worse as you get more central. Or do you think we should all breathe your fumes regardless of poison?
Tony Mansell ● 388d
It's just a money making scam.Please explain why it's ok to be on the A406 but it's suddenly dangerous to drive on the Acton side?My friend in Pitshanger does a lot of charity work.She got ripped of for the ULEZ because she went to drop clothes to Acton Homeless.I now happily do it.
Ajit Singh ● 389d
Visitors of mine got pinged twice recently - make sure yours are registered for autopay as they weren't and they received two PCNs which was a bit of a blow. I had advised them of the risk. There is a camera on Winchester Street near the Town Hall as it leads up from Acton Lane and another on the Vale near the junction with First Avenue.These are just the two I know about - there may be others. If they needed to get to the centre of Acton from where you are then perhaps try going south on Acton Lane and along Southfield Road to cut across to Emlyn Road/Larden Road and then back up the Vale to East Acton Lane and East Churchfield Road. No guarantees that this is camera free though.
Mark Evans ● 391d