You might have heard about the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone and are wondering if you are affected and what it means for you.
Greater Manchester is under a legal direction from government to meet stringent long-term annual standards for harmful nitrogen dioxide air pollution, which contributes to 1,200 deaths in Greater Manchester each year.
The first phase of the Clean Air Zone is due to launch on 30 May 2022 affecting buses, HGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles licensed outside Greater Manchester, and coaches which don’t meet emission standards, with some exemptions. Most vehicles in Greater Manchester are not affected and private cars mopeds or motorbikes are not included.
New evidence has highlighted vehicle supply chain issues which could affect people’s ability to upgrade, particularly vans. This would impact Greater Manchester’s ability to achieve better air quality and protect people’s health.
We are asking government for permission to pause the next phase of funding for vans, LGVs, minibuses, coaches and Greater Manchester-licensed taxis and private hire vehicles, which was due to open at the end of January 2022.
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