Our journey to clean air

In Greater Manchester, we need to clean up the air we all breathe.

Dirty air from road transport can seriously damage our health and plays a part in thousands of deaths every year.

We're developing a Clean Air Plan to tackle this major risk to our health. The proposals include a Clean Air Zone, alongside major government funding to clean up the region’s most-polluting vehicles.

Find out more about the impact of our Clean Air Plan proposals on different vehicles by clicking on one of the boxes below.

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Light goods vehicle (LGV)

This includes vans, minibuses, motorhomes and motorised horseboxes (3.5t cwt and under).

Heavy goods vehicle (HGV)

This includes lorries with two axles, rigid/articulated lorries with more than two axles and motorised horseboxes (over 3.5t cwt).

Taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV)

This includes London-style ‘black cabs’ and other vehicles licensed as hackney carriages or private hire vehicles.

Bus and coach

These are vehicles designed to carry passengers with more than 16 passenger seats.


Find out how the school run affects air quality, and what you and your school can do.

Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan proposals

Find out more about Greater Manchester’s plans to clean up our air.