More cities around the UK are set to create low emission zones along the lines of the London LEZ, according to a specialist in green technologies.
Nigel Standley, chief executive of GreenUrban Technologies, warned: “It won’t be long before these zones are widespread. York, Reading, Oxford, Bradford and Glasgow have already made tentative steps.”
Officials in Sheffield have also voiced concern over the city’s high carbon emissions, implying they too are ready to enforce a low emission zone.
Standley argued that companies should not wait for legislation to come into force and then have to play catch-up. Instead, he said: “The transport sector should spearhead the move and reap the rewards of responsible business.”
GreenUrban Technologies producesdiesel particulate traps, which are designe3d to enable old dirty vehicles to be retrofitted, reducing particulate output by 95%, making them fully LEZ-compliant.