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Low Emission Zones

Traffic on South Bridge, Edinburgh

The Council has set out proposals for the introduction of Low Emission Zones (LEZs). The plans aim to improve air quality for people across Edinburgh by tackling pollution from traffic.

They are part of the Scottish national LEZs programme to reduce road transport’s contribution to poor air quality by introducing LEZs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Our outline plans detail the proposed approach to LEZ boundaries and the types of vehicles included, as well as phasing in arrangements. As part of the plans, the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee agreed on Thursday 16 May 2019 to begin public engagement on the proposals. Read the report agreed at that committee meeting.

We want to hear your views

We are keen to get your feedback on the LEZ proposals - please share your views and help further shape the plans using our online questionnaire.

We will also be holding a number of public consultation events where you can find out more about the proposals and fill in the questionnaire on paper. The project team will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the proposals in more detail. 

The consultation period runs until Sunday 21 July 2019. Following the consultation, we will submit a report to the Transport and Environment Committee for further consideration later in the year.

Find out more

The key documents section of this page provides wider background material. You can find more about the current proposals in the documents linked below.