Clean air and clean air zones are a big priority for all of us. Five cities - Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton - are creating clean air zones by 2020. 23 other councils have been asked by the Government to create local action plans for cleaner air, and many of these councils are considering clean air zones as part of their plan. This is an issue which really matters to people - the recent clean air zone consultation by Leeds City Council received over 9,000 responses.
Effective consultation and engagement with the public and with stakeholders is essential for the proper implementation of clean air zones which work for everyone. Local government needs to carefully consider where clean air zones should go and what the restrictions should be. To do this effectively they need to listen carefully to their residents, in order to make decisions which are fully informed by the people who are affected.
Below you can see how Traverse can use its skills and experience to help implement clean air zones.