Low emission zones
Proposals to transform Edinburgh's local transport system could make it 'among the greatest cities in Europe', environmentalists say
Plans to prioritise walking and cycling could put Edinburgh “amongst the greatest cities in Europe,” say Friends of the Earth Scotland
PROPOSALS under consideration to radically transform the transport system of Edinburgh have been welcomed by environmentalists and the Scottish Greens.
Scotland's first Low Emission Zone slammed as 'no ambition zone'
The new proposals for Glasgow have been labelled a 'no ambition zone' by Friends of the Earth Scotland
GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL has published proposals to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Glasgow, but campaigners have criticised the proposals which will only crack down on bus pollution in the initial phase.
Announced earlier in 2018, the city centre zone will come into effect at midnight on 1 January 2019, with bus companies expected to use government funding to ensure their vehicles are compliant with emissions targets.
.@ScotGov urged to take stronger action on air pollution and active travel
Scottish Parliament environment committee report calls for a review of Scotland’s air quality strategy
A REPORT published on Wednesday (28 February) by the Scottish Parliament’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has said the Scottish Government must review and detail its plans for ensuring air pollution targets are achieved.
“Improving air quality is a social justice issue”, public health experts say
Experts and campaigners say Low Emission Zones must be part of wider strategy to address air pollution “health crisis”
A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT consultation on Low Emission Zones closed this week, and environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth (FOE) Scotland have been joined by Health Protection Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health in backing the policy as part of a broader, comprehensive approach to reducing air pollution.