City councillor Julien Pritchard gives Birmingham Green Party's response to the proposed clean air zone

15 September 2018

We’re finally seeing Birmingham City Council show leadership tackling air pollution, but these plans are by no means perfect.”

We’re told the only way to meet legal limits is to introduce a charge for the most polluting vehicles. A position the city is in because of a complete lack of action on air pollution over many years.”

The city centre is not the only part of the city suffering from appalling air quality, but the council plans focus too narrowly on meeting legal limits in the city centre, and does not take a much needed city-wide approach.

We urgently need investment in alternatives such as public transport and walking & cycling to really tackle the city’s appalling air quality in the long term.”“We’re finally seeing Birmingham City Council show leadership tackling air pollution, but these plans are by no means perfect.”

We’re told the only way to meet legal limits is to introduce a charge for the most polluting vehicles. A position the city is in because of a complete lack of action on air pollution over many years.”

The city centre is not the only part of the city suffering from appalling air quality, but the council plans focus too narrowly on meeting legal limits in the city centre, and does not take a much needed city-wide approach.

We urgently need investment in alternatives such as public transport and walking & cycling to really tackle the city’s appalling air quality in the long term.

 

See the Birmingham City Council site for more details on the Clean AIr Zone and how you can get involve in the consultation.