Low emission zone

Proposed boundary

The main aim is to reduce air pollution in areas where the damage to our health is the greatest. We looked at lots of evidence when we considered the different options for the boundary for Edinburgh's proposed LEZ.

We modelled air quality and the impact on traffic for the different options so that we could reduce the impact on parts of the city. Where we identified any short-term negative impacts, they are outweighed by the proposed boundary's long-term benefits to our health and well-being.

We also wanted to create a boundary for the LEZ that was logical and where we could clearly signpost alternative routes to get around the city without entering the zone.

The proposed boundary is around the city centre and includes

  • the West End
  • Queen Street and the New Town
  • Greenside at the top of Leith Walk
  • Abbeyhill on the east
  • Pleasance
  • Meadows
  • Tollcross.

Using our online map, you can see the proposed LEZ boundary and zoom in for detail of streets included. Alternatively, you can download a PDF of the map on a page.