Portsmouth City Council is inviting local businesses to give their views on Portsmouth's Clean Air Zone.
Air pollution is a global public health risk, more harmful than passive smoking. Areas of Portsmouth have levels of nitrogen dioxide that are likely to continue to be above legal limits unless action is taken quickly.
Creating a Clean Air Zone is the government’s preferred approach to addressing air pollution in the shortest possible time, for a number of cities across the UK. Portsmouth’s Clean Air Zone must be live before the end of 2021. The oldest, most polluting buses, coaches, HGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles would pay a daily charge to drive in the zone.
Currently vans are not included, but this could change. To find out more visit www.portsmouth.gov.uk/cleanairzone.
Your feedback will inform specific aspects of the zone design, including the proposed charges, zone operating times, vehicle exclusions and support packages for those most affected, as well as how we can encourage more people to travel sustainably.
To take part and have your say visit: https://www.research.net/r/BusCAZ2020