Hauliers will be left picking up the bill if Bristol City Council gets the go-ahead to allow private cars free access to most of its Clean Air Zone whilst charging non-compliant HGVs £100 a day, the FTA warned this week. The warning follows the publication of the council’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) proposals this week, which recommend Bristol becomes the first city in the UK to ban all privately-owned diesel vehicles in a small area of the city centre. This […]
The FTA is urging local authorities to look beyond the “short-lived” benefits of clean air zones (CAZ) and divert funds into helping operators upgrade their fleets rather than penalising them.
The FTA is calling on its members to urge Bristol City Council to drop proposals for a charging clean air zone (CAZ), which will see diesel cars allowed free access to most of the zone whilst non-compliant HGVs face charges of £100 a day.
Clean air zones could deliver £6.5bn of economic returns but only if polluting private cars are banned and the government boosts its funding for the schemes, according to research commissioned by a group of council leaders.