Published: 3rd Apr 2019

The built environment must be adapted to support last-mile delivery services and reduce the number of freight movements through our cities, writes Sarah Wixey, associate director, WYG. On April 8, London will be introducing the World’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). In 2020, this will be followed by a succession of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in five other major cities: Birmingham, Leeds, Derby, Nottingham and Southampton, and the UK’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford. All these schemes will result in tighter emission restrictions on some vehicles and journey types. This opportunity provides cities with a chance to introduce a variety of measures to address air quality including: traffic management, access restrictions, vehicle scrappage, retrofitting pre-Euro VI vehicles, fleet recognition schemes, delivery and servicing plans, and daily charges for non-compliant vehicles. The jury is currently out as to which option – ULEZ, CAZ (charging v. non-charging) or ZEZ – … (To read the full article, subscribe below)