Clean Air for Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside

Clean Air for Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside

Bus Users UK is calling on bus passengers to respond to a clean air consultation in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside.

So far the majority of people responding to the consultation have been from high income car ownership homes, with bus passengers severely under-represented. Not only will this skew the outcome of the consultation but it could be a missed opportunity to encourage people out of their cars and onto public transport.

Local authorities in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside are proposing two options:

Charging clean air zone - where drivers are required to pay a charge if their vehicle does not meet minimum emissions’ standards

Low emission zone with tolls - where vehicles that do not meet minimum emissions’ standards are banned from certain areas.

You can take part in the consultation by visiting www.breathe-cleanair.com/

There are also drop in sessions at City Library in Newcastle held every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm, and every Thursday between 4pm and 6pm throughout the consultation process.  There is no need to register, and people are encouraged to turn up if they’d like to speak to someone face-to-face. 

The consultation will close on 17 May 2019 so make sure you have your say.

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