Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ)
Birmingham Clean Air Zone is a plan to reduce air pollution in the UK’s second-largest city. The zone was announced in June 2019 and is set to be implemented in January 2020. It is part of a larger plan to reduce air pollution across the UK.
The Clean Air Zone covers the city centre, which is home to many of the city’s busiest roads. It will affect vehicles entering the zone, including diesel cars, buses and lorries. Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will be charged a daily fee when they enter the zone. The fee will be based on the emissions of the vehicle.
The aim of the Clean Air Zone is to reduce the amount of nitrogen dioxide in the air, which is a pollutant linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The zone is expected to improve air quality, reduce congestion and improve public health.
The Clean Air Zone is part of a larger plan to reduce air pollution across the UK. Other measures include diesel scrappage schemes, incentives for low-emission vehicles and clean air zones in other cities.
Birmingham is not the only city in the UK to introduce a Clean Air Zone. Other cities such as London, Leeds and Manchester have also introduced similar measures. These cities have all seen a reduction in air pollution and improved public health.
The Clean Air Zone in Birmingham is an important step in improving air quality in the city. It is part of a larger plan to reduce air pollution across the UK and improve public health. We can all do our part to help reduce air pollution, such as walking or cycling instead of taking the car.