Older cars face Glasgow city centre ban

Bus sitting in Glasgow traffic Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Image caption The zone will follow to buses from the tip of this yr and personal vehicles from the tip of 2022

Older vehicles will be banned from Glasgow town centre in 4 years time after councillors agreed to increase a low emission zone (LEZ) to all automobiles.

An LEZ will observe to twenty% buses from the tip of 2018, rising to ONE HUNDRED% through December 2022. Cars will want to meet the strict requirements from the top of 2022.

After that date petrol vehicles made ahead of 2005 and diesels built prior to September 2014 will not be allowed in the zone.

The council said it was once “forging a trail against cleaner air”.

But environmental campaign team Friends of the Earth Scotland said the timetable lacked ambition, condemning folks to illegal levels of pollution for years to come.

Symbol copyright Getty Pictures Symbol caption Older diesel and petrol vehicles will likely be banned from the use of the zone.

Ms Richardson said the council was once running with the bus industry to prepare for the first section of the brand new zone.

She delivered: “i do know from the numerous conversations I’ve had, that there may be fashionable toughen for the LEZ. it is a important step to verify our town centre is a welcoming, wholesome and delightful position to be.”

The 2022 vehicle ban relates to the sort of engine equipped in vehicles.

Petrol cars would require Euro FOUR engines, that have been offered in January 2005, to be allowed in the zone. Diesel cars will require Euro 6 engines, presented in September 2014.

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Drivers getting into the zone in cars made earlier than these dates can be fined, with automatic quantity plate recognition techniques being set up across the town centre.

The stage of the high quality has not but been set, a spokesman for the council said.

Glasgow Labour have referred to as the SNP administration’s plans for the LEZ a “no ambition zone”.

The staff had proposed bringing ahead the inclusion of personal automobiles and introducing congestion charging within the town centre.

The amendment was supported via the Vegetables, however voted down through the SNP and Conservatives.

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