Consultation underway for Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones

The Scottish government is seeking views on how best to put in place Low Emission Zones (LEZs) following a commitment made to introduce LEZs into Scotland’s four biggest cities by 2020.

Additionally, the Scottish government will shortly announce the location of the first LEZ, which will be put in place in 2018.

Transport minister, Humza Yousaf, commented: “We have a clear vision for Scotland’s air quality to be the best in Europe. However, poor air quality remains a public health issue, particularly for those with existing respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

“This consultation will help us deliver Low Emission Zones that are well designed with consistent national standards, in partnership with Scottish local authorities and regional transport partnerships.

“The vehicles to be included in, or be exempt from, LEZs will be for individual local authorities to decide, but could include freight, taxis, buses and private motor vehicles. The consultation also seeks views on issues such as lead-in times, operating hours and enforcement.”

The consultation is available via the Transport Scotland and Citizen Space Website until 28 November 2017. Views can also be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #lezconsultation.

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