The first phase of Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has gone live on 1 January 2019 (see current note 52/1305). Glasgow is the first city to implement a zone, working with the bus industry to respond to the particular air quality challenges within Glasgow city centre. This first phase affects local service buses and the eighth round of the Scottish Green Bus Fund has resulted in £1.14 million being awarded to First Glasgow and Glasgow Airport to encourage more low carbon emission buses onto Scotland’s roads.
The previous seven rounds of the fund have been successful in providing over £16 million, resulting in over 360 low carbon emission buses joining the Scottish Fleet.
In addition, almost £350,000 has been awarded to Dundee by Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government to explore the impact on traffic of a low emission zone.
National information on Scotland’s low emission zones is available on the Low Emissions Scotland website.
Sources: Transport Scotland, 31 December 2018 and Dundee City Council, 31 December 2018