Corona: UK cities delay clean air zones and zero emission zones

Plans to create low-emission zones to tackle major pollution hotspots in the UK have been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.

This week Manchester joined Leeds, Birmingham and Bath in delaying the introduction of a clean air zone (CAZ) which would charge most commercial vehicles for entry if they do not meet emissions standards.

One of the councils in the zone, which would have been the UK’s largest, said it would be delayed by a year until 2022 because of the difficulty in finishing the project while upholding social distancing rules.

Leeds, Birmingham and Bath have delayed their clean air zones from this year until 2021 at the earliest, while a low-emissions zone in Oxford is being put off until next summer.

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