Clean Air Zones

McCann wins £3m signage deal as Manchester prepares CAZ

03/09/2021

Civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has won a £3m signage deal as part of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone (CAZ) project.

Birmingham delays charging as CAZ is soft launched

02/06/2021

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone finally went live on Monday, but with a two-week ‘soft launch period’ where no charges will be levied.

Cities move ahead on CAZs as traffic returns

28/01/2021

Birmingham and Greater Manchester are progressing plans to introduce clean air zones despite hopes that the pandemic might cut levels of pollution from traffic

Online vehicle checker muddies the waters in pollution fight

13/02/2020

The Government’s new online vehicle checker for Clean Air Zones has caused confusion after it wrongly told drivers of compliant vehicles that they would be charged £8 under Birmingham’s forthcoming CAZ.

Basildon launches pre-emptive strike against charging CAZ

15/01/2020

Basildon Council and local businesses have joined forces to voice their opposition to proposals for a charging Clean Air Zone in the area.

Designer sign - DfT employs Saatchi to create new Clean Air Zone sign

29/11/2018

The new signage (pictured below) that will be employed to warn drivers they are entering a Clean Air Zone has been designed by high end creative agency M&C Saatchi Worldwide.

Q and A: Birmingham's Cllr Zaffar talks Clean Air Zones

10/07/2018

Birmingham City Council recently approved plans for a Class D charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which would include private cars. Highways spoke to councillor Waseem Zaffar MBE, cabinet member for transport and environment, about the issue at the National Clean Air Summit.

Birmingham to get tough with Clean Air Zone charging

21/06/2018

Birmingham City Council has announced plans for one of the toughest possible charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) systems, which will include private diesel and petrol cars.

Mandatory CAZs on the table as Welsh Govt cuts speed limits

26/04/2018

The Welsh Government has announced 50mph speed limits on five major roads as part of a package of measures that also raises the prospect of mandating councils to introduce clean air zones (CAZs).

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