Glasgow to have Scotland’s first low emission zone

  Glasgow is to become the first Scottish city to put in place a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The city council is partnering with the Scottish Government to prepare the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha
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Glasgow is to become the first Scottish city to put in place a Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

The city council is partnering with the Scottish Government to prepare the LEZ design and proposals that will improve air quality in Glasgow.

An LEZ Leadership Group and Deliver Group have been set up to prepare for the project in 2018.

Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “We can be proud of the progress we’ve made in tackling air pollution but our biggest cities, like Glasgow, are determined to create the best possible environment for communities to flourish by improving air quality.”

The Scottish Government has pledged to introduce LEZs in four of Scotland’s biggest cities by 2020.

Its consultation on building the LEZs is open until 28th November 2017.

Oxford recently announced plans to introduce the “world’s first” zero-emission zone and London is also preparing to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone.