With Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone set to be introduced at the end of this month – indicative signage that will raise awareness of the LEZ boundary has been installed at key city centre locations.
The prominent LEZ signs are positioned on the main approach routes into the city centre to maximise visibility.
The introduction of Glasgow’s city centre LEZ will be phased in from 31 December 2018, initially affecting local service buses only. By the end of 2022 however, all vehicles wishing to enter the LEZ must meet the strict emission requirements.
Whilst the city centre zone can be described as the area bounded by the M8, River Clyde and High Street/Saltmarket, the actual boundary of the LEZ second phase will be determined following detailed transport modelling. The positioning of the signs therefore is advisory and their installation intended to raise public consciousness well in advance of December 2022.
Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction said; “Our Low Emission Zone will reduce pollution from road traffic and improve air quality, making our city centre a healthier, cleaner and more pleasant place to live, work and visit.
“It’s important to raise awareness and so we’ve installed indicative signage so we can highlight to motorists and others that they’re heading towards Glasgow’s LEZ.
“Whilst it’ll be another four years before the emission standards required to enter our LEZ will apply to all vehicles, we want to raise awareness early to ensure that everyone is informed and has time to prepare.”
“The success of the LEZ depends on us getting our message out there as soon as possible and so we’ll continue to engage with individuals and businesses in the run up to the end of 2022. I’m also encouraging people to find out more about Glasgow’s LEZ and how it might affect them by visiting our dedicated webpages, the details of which are prominently displayed on the signs.”
“There’s a continuing programme of publicity, public engagement and events to ensure that everyone potentially affected will know about Glasgow’s LEZ well in advance and have the chance to plan ahead.”
More information about Glasgow’s LEZ can be found at www.glasgow.gov.uk/LEZ
National information on Scotland’s Low Emission Zones can be found at www.lowemissionzones.scot
The sign locations are:
Site 1 – Gorbals St approaching Victoria Br (entry to court at ped crossing west side)
Site 2 – Crown St approaching Albert Br (grass on east side)
Site 3 – London Rd north side (over north footway)
Site 4 – Stirling Road (grass on east side at motorway off ramp before Glebe St)
Site 5 – Cambridge St (east side at car park frontage)
Site 6 – Bothwell St after M8 off ramp over footway
Site 7 – Broomielaw (north side east of Washington St over footway)