New charging zone for heavy polluting vehicles could arrive in Leeds to fight climate change – 10 things you said
The main goals of the strategy are to secure funds to finally create a public transport system, as well as to more than double the number of public transport over the next decade.
But under the headline ‘we may need to consider’, the report said: ‘A low carbon zone that could be similar to ULEZ in London, where the most polluting vehicles are subject to the highest emission-based charges. CO2.
Transport for the London charging zone means that most vehicles, including personal cars and vans, have to meet low emissions standards, otherwise their drivers have to pay a daily charge to operate in the zone.
Cars, motorcycles and vans with more polluting engines are charged Â£ 12.50, while heavier vehicles, such as trucks, buses and coaches, are charged Â£ 100.
A new charging zone for highly polluting vehicles could arrive in Leeds to fight against …
This is what readers of the Yorkshire Evening Post have to say …
Mark Jones said: “Those who can walk should do it for journeys of around 3 miles, cycle within 10 miles, I agree that public transport in Leeds is appalling, as far as the distance is concerned. When driving a car, only drive distances greater than 10 miles. Many lazy motorists will drive distances of 3 miles when they could have been walking or cycling. “
Kevin Lawson said: “Like in London, it’s going to expand and eventually the ‘zone’ won’t just be the center. It’s another form of outright taxation. If they invest in a public transport system. mass both reliable and expensive efficient, there would be no need for vehicles in the center? “
Lisa Verney said: “Never mind the reasonable bus fares until they show up and run on time. It’s an absolutely ridiculous idea.”
Ian Short said: “If the road infrastructure were adequate it would massively reduce pollution, but again it is motorists and businesses that underperform and are unsuitable for boards and governments.”
Mike Birtill said: “Good. It’s about time. Walk, bus, train, bike. Leeds is not big.”
Liz Riley said: “Congestion charge has made London a much nicer city. Well done Leeds”.
David Wooler said: “Leeds Clown-eyelash again. I tried to introduce it once, spent millions on it, then decided to ditch it. Let’s waste more municipal taxes, while pretending we don’t ‘have no money “.
Val Weller said: “Will turn into a ghost town.”
David Exley said: “Nothing to do with climate change, just a way to make money for the councils / government to be wasted on stupid projects”
Richard Lewis Jones said: âHeavy polluting vehicles should not be on the road. The way LCC has rebuilt the inner city roads will only increase pollution. Fewer lanes means more queues means more traffic at idle â.