A “nonsensical” charging clean air zone (CAZ) could wreak economic damage on Tyneside and should be ditched in favour of a toll system on three bridges over the River Tyne, council leaders have warned. As a public consultation on proposals to improve the region’s air quality began this week, Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside council chiefs warned that a charging CAZ could have a “significant negative impact”. Modelling by the three councils has shown that a charging CAZ could cost […]
Commercial vehicles have “a very big role” to play in reducing road transport carbon emissions in the future, according to the head of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP). Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk after an event this week (29 January) marking the tenth anniversary of the public-private partnership, LCVP MD Andy Eastlake said both light and heavy commercial vehicles would play their parts in cutting emissions. To his end, LCVP is currently working on the development of a strategy to encourage […]
Freight operators only have a few days left to give their views on joint air quality proposals being explored by Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside Councils.
Operators set to be affected by the Bath Clean Air Zone (CAZ) are invited to a free, half-day workshop to find out more from the council.