Clean Air Zone update from Surveyor Transport Network


According to Surveyor Transport Network, campaigners and council leaders have called for local authorities to be given more powers and funding to tackle toxic air pollution following Government proposals on the detail of Clean Air Zones (CAZs).

Environment department Defra has launched a public consultation on the draft framework for CAZs, which were the centrepiece of its national air quality plan, launched last December.

Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton will be required to implement CAZs by 2020 in order to bring nitrogen dioxide levels within limits set out in the EU air quality directive. The draft framework includes possible incentives and benefits for the use of ultra low emission vehicles, including lower parking fees, access to bus lanes, exemptions from other restrictions such as one-way systems, and priority at traffic lights.

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