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Low Emission Zone Indicative Signage Installed in Glasgow City Centre

Published: 19 December 2018

LEZ signs

With Glasgow's Low Emission Zone set to be introduced at the end of 2018, indicative signage that will raise awareness of the LEZ boundary has been installed at key city centre locations.

The prominent LEZ signs are positioned on the main approach routes into the city centre to maximise visibility.

Phased Approach

The introduction of Glasgow's city centre LEZ will be phased in from 31 December 2018, initially affecting local service buses only. By the end of 2022 however, all vehicles wishing to enter the LEZ must meet the strict emission requirements.

City Centre Zone

Whilst the city centre zone can be described as the area bounded by the M8, River Clyde and High Street/Saltmarket, the actual boundary of the LEZ second phase will be determined following detailed transport modelling. The positioning of the signs therefore is advisory and their installation intended to raise public consciousness well in advance of December 2022.

Raising Awareness

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction said; "Our Low Emission Zone will reduce pollution from road traffic and improve air quality, making our city centre a healthier, cleaner and more pleasant place to live, work and visit.

"It's important to raise awareness and so we've installed indicative signage so we can highlight to motorists and others that they're heading towards Glasgow's LEZ.

"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 and so we'll continue to engage with individuals and businesses in the run up to the end of 2022. I'm also encouraging people to find out more about Glasgow's LEZ and how it might affect them by visiting our dedicated webpages, the details of which are prominently displayed on the signs."

"There's a continuing programme of publicity, public engagement and events to ensure that everyone potentially affected will know about Glasgow's LEZ well in advance and have the chance to plan ahead."
 

 

More information about Glasgow's LEZ can be found here and for the national picture, here.

Published: 19 December 2018

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