Ditch “nonsensical” clean air zone for bridge tolls, say Tyneside council chiefs

Tyne Bridge

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 […]