Streets across North East Edinburgh may actually see more heavy traffic if a 'City Centre only' Low Eimission Zone (LEZ) is implemented.
Last week, SNP and Labour councillors backed a city centre Low Emission Zone (LEZ) that could push more polluting traffic to other parts of the City, while Lib Dems call for an Edinburgh-wide LEZ covering buses, coaches and goods vehicles.
“The SNP/Labour LEZ plan for Edinburgh is too timid in its ambition and too slow in its implementation. It’ll leave thousands with dirty, polluted air and could even worsen air quality in some parts of the city. An urgent rethink is needed,” said Almond ward councillor and Lib Dem Transport and Environment spokesperson Kevin Lang,
“We can and must do more to tackle pollution and poor air quality across our city.”
Leith Walk ward lead campaigner Jack Caldwell said;
"A City Centre-only zone will likely just push traffic out to London Road to the east, Ferry Road to the west and Easter Road/Leith Walk to the north. I urge everyone to respond to the LEZ consultation and use this opportunity to get proper clean air for Edinburgh".