A Clean Air Zone
for Greater Manchester

We have proposals for a Clean Air Zone, alongside major government funding to clean up the region’s most-polluting vehicles.

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A Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester

We need to clean up the air we all breathe. Air pollution damages our health and plays a part in thousands of deaths every year. The pandemic has reduced air pollution in the short term. But analysis has shown this will not be enough to tackle the problem of harmful emissions at the roadside in the longer term.

Greater Manchester has been directed by government to introduce a charging Clean Air Zone. Private cars and motorcycles would not be affected, but the most polluting commercial vehicles would have to pay a daily charge to travel in the Zone. We have secured more than £120m government funding for eligible local people and businesses to move to cleaner, compliant vehicles, before the Zone is introduced.

What is air pollution?

You can't always see it, but air pollution is all around us. It comes from many sources and can be very damaging to our health.

We can breathe harmful gases and tiny particles deep into our lungs. Some of the smallest particles may also pass into our bloodstreams.

By learning more about air pollution you can help tackle it and protect your health.

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