Glasgow introduces Scotland's first low emission zone

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Glasgow introduces Scotland's first low emission zone

Scotland’s first-ever low emission zone (LEZ), which is initially targeting local buses, is up and running in Glasgow. Click here to read the full story.

The LEZ, which is the same as a clean air zone (CAZ), will be extended to all vehicle types by the end of 2022.

Counsellor Anna Richardson, convener for sustainability and carbon reduction at Glasgow City Council, said: "Delivering cleaner air is a priority for our city and so I'm delighted that Glasgow has led the way by introducing Scotland's first LEZ.

"I know from the many conversations I've had, that there's widespread support for the LEZ. It's a vital step to ensure our city centre is a welcoming, healthy and pleasant place to be.

"Whilst it'll be another four years before the emission standards required to enter our LEZ will apply to all vehicles, we want to raise awareness early to ensure that everyone is informed and has time to prepare.

“The success of the LEZ depends on us getting our message out there as soon as possible so we'll continue to engage with individuals and businesses in the run up to the end of 2022.”

The Scottish Government has pledged to introduce clean air zones into Scotland's four biggest cities – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee – between 2018 and 2020.

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