Abandon charging clean air zones for business friendly alternatives, demands the RHA


 

The RHA has called on councils to think twice before hitting hauliers and local business with the expense of charging clean air zones, after Southampton abandoned the approach. Southampton City Council turned its back on plans to charge vehicles to enter its proposed CAZ last week. The council said £15m-worth of air quality projects already in action over the past three years – such as cleaner city buses and freight consolidation – had slashed nitrogen dioxide (NOx) levels by 24% in […]