On 17th December 2015, the government annouced plans to introduce 'Clean Air Zones'.
According to the government website:
Under these plans Clean Air Zones will be introduced in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020. These Zones will not affect private car owners, but will see the most polluting vehicles, like old buses, taxis, coaches and lorries, discouraged from entering the zone through charges.
Thus far the cities included are Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton. The current plan is to introduce zones by 2020.
Clean Air Zones - a popular solution
Bristol needs to be included
We think Bristol needs to become a 'Clean Air Zone' as quickly as possible. That means we need to get on to the list of cities which will become zones. Not only that, we believe we should be preparing for it NOW.
We further think that for such a zone to be fully effective, it needs to be able to deal with the most polluting cars.