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  1. chdot

  2. nedd1e_h

    The size of the Glasgow LEZ looks promisingly large:

    Let's hope Edinburgh's doesn't get watered down to the size of a postage stamp...

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. crowriver

    LEZs won't solve this problem:

    Nicholas Sanderson‏ @Nicholas_I_S
    56% of PM pollution from vehicle tyres and brakes wearing away. Shifting to walking and cycling best solution.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. Snowy

    Seasonal too...pollution load in winter potentially much higher when you factor in wood burning stoves.

    "In January, during a period of very high air pollution, [wood burning stoves] contributed half the toxic emissions in some areas of the capital, according to King’s College London research."

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. Snowy

    Things which can be done short-term - remove 'performance' sticky car tyres from sale/use, since these wear away much faster. Tyres designed for longevity rather than rally-style grip would presumably help significantly?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. crowriver

    David Miller‏ 

    Glasgow will be the location for Scotland's first low emission zone, @NicolaSturgeon tells #SNP17. Great news for public health.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. Tulyar

    Looks as if, having kicked out commuter cars from our street when the CPZ regime arrived, we'll get some of them back to park just outside the LEZ and walk in to town. Then again it will put a premium on the parking space I can rent out to someone who remains a motoring addict.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  8. crowriver

    Oh the Transport Scotland consultation on LEZs is still open for responses until 28th November.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  9. nedd1e_h

    Electric trolley buses with off-grid capability surely could help outwith the main tram routes:

    Untitled by Ed, on Flickr

    This one in Italy had diesel backup. Useful for passing obstructions or closed roads.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  10. PS

    Another thought on the (perhaps unforeseen) consequences of a city centre LEZ:

    As long as Scottish Government doesn't provide an exemption in respect of "the relatively low distances travelled within a LEZ for buses, coaches and
    commercial vehicles, compared to distances travelled out-with a LEZ" (which would pretty much undermine the entire thing), then there are going to be an awful lot of vans and wagons restricted from entering the city centre. This should stimulate demand for some last mile delivery services, either smaller electric vans or cargo bikes.

    Council vans are presumably pretty toxic vehicles too, so this could be the ideal opportunity for the council to invest in a fleet of cargo bikes for its city centre parks and maintenance teams...

    Posted 6 days ago #
  11. chdot

  12. acsimpson

    Not necessarily

    Car pollution very bad coming down from Liberton this morning. Best approach is to vent the exhaust into the car interior thus incentivising drivers to reduce their own pollution.

    Posted 18 hours ago #

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