An update to the clean air plan for Greater Manchester has been revealed which shows the authority is looking to avoid introducing charges for driving in the region.
Clean Air Greater Manchester says its strategy is to see cleaner air through the new Bee Network which involves zero-emission bus fleets and can run clean vehicles in areas with poor air quality. Furthermore other investment-led proposals will further tackle harmful nitrogen dioxide on local roads.
This, it says, means Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan proposals do not include a charging Clean Air Zone.
“Evidence shows that our proposed investment-led approach will improve air quality faster than a charging Clean Air Zone – and without causing hardship to residents or businesses,” a statement reads. “If government approves the investment-led Clean Air Plan, there would be no charge for any vehicles to drive anywhere in Greater Manchester. Government will decide on the measures included in Greater Manchester’s new Clean Air Plan.”
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