Tag Archives: Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

Edinburgh’s bid for low emission zone 

Edinburgh is to bid to have Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone to tackle air pollution. Councillors have agreed to approach the Scottish government, which has said it will fund one pilot by 2018. Lorries, vans and buses which did not … Continue reading

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Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test 

Drivers of polluting vehicles will have their emissions tracked next week in the first use of laser-based roadside technology in Scotland, The Scotsman has learned. A busy junction in North Lanarkshire will be used to test the device, which analyses … Continue reading

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Oxford city centre zero emissions zone study launched 

A study looking into banning all petrol and diesel vehicles from the centre of Oxford has been launched. The city and county councils have jointly commissioned the £30,000 study in a bid to reduce air pollution. If agreed, the zone … Continue reading

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Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days 

A south London road has breached its annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days. Readings taken in Brixton Road found levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), linked to nearly 5,900 early deaths a year, repeatedly breached the EU … Continue reading

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The truth about London’s air pollution 

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done? In the morning, this traffic … Continue reading

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Should cars be banned from Manchester city centre for one day a month to cut pollution? 

The idea is part of a ‘Air Quality Manifesto’ drawn up by the environmental charity Global Action Plan Pollution is so bad in Manchester city centre that there are calls for cars to be banned for a whole day every … Continue reading

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Scotland’s most-polluted streets revealed amid call for cleaner air 

A list of Scotland’s most-polluted streets shows more must be done to improve air quality, campaigners say. Friends of the Earth Scotland said the list showed many streets are still failing to meet safety standards, meaning the Scottish Government could … Continue reading

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New strategy to cut air pollution 

A new national strategy aimed at improving air quality by reducing pollution has been published by the Scottish government. It includes a commitment to meet European legal air quality limits across Scotland by 2020. Ministers also pledged to adopt World … Continue reading

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