Birmingham City Council is considering introducing a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) within the city’s ring-road in order to incentivise the take-up of cleaner vehicles by operators in the area. Proposals outlined in its Draft Low Emission Strategy revealed that it was currently conducting a feasibility study into whether a LEZ would be effective in improving air quality and reducing emissions. The plans mean that an LEZ in place for trucks over 3.5-tonnes, as well as vans over 1.2-tonnes in the […]
The FTA has warned that a proposed low emission zone for Birmingham, along with a road user charging scheme, lorry restrictions and greater implementation of consolidation centres put forward by the city council, could have a damaging effect on freight deliveries in and around the city.
A group of influential MPs has called for a significant increase in low emission zones across England’s major cities to tackle air pollution.
The FTA has called on TfL to do more to level the playing field for compliant UK operators after it was revealed that more than half of the fines issued to non-UK registered vehicles for breaching the conditions of the London Low Emission Zone remain outstanding.