Currently, just three UK cities outside London, have introduced a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) – Bath, Birmingham and Portsmouth. Other cities are on the list, so one could be coming to one of your delivery destinations quite soon. Some CAZ’s will be non-charging using other measures to improve air quality. But the reality is that most will charge drivers of older, non-compliant vehicles to enter the Zone.
There is a clear need to improve the air quality in our cities; consider the case of nine-year old Londoner Elli Kissi-Debrah. The cause of her untimely death was partially attributed to breathing heavily polluted air on her daily walk to school.
But it’s also potentially yet another cost for transport operators delivering essential goods to customers within a CAZ. And those fees – are they simply an environmentally friendly way for cash-strapped local councils to increase their income?
We’d like to know whether you are for or against them. That’s the great CAZ question. Click here to tell us what you think and we will also enter you in to our competition to win a hamper (draw closes 27th May, terms and conditions apply).