Have your say on Edinburgh Low Emission Zone

The City of Edinburgh Council wants to hear your views on their plans to improve air quality.

They’re consulting on proposals to introduce a low emission zone (LEZ) by December 2020 to reduce pollution from traffic.

They want to know what you think about key aspects of their plans including the proposed boundaries, vehicle types, grace periods and how the LEZ could affect your business.


Proposed LEZ

They propose a city centre LEZ where the boundaries are The Meadows (south), Queen Street (north), Holyrood (east) and Palmerston Place (west).

Although the implementation begins at the end of 2020, the consultation states that for commercial vehicles the scheme will be implemented at the end of 2021, the same as buses and coaches. Cars will have until the end of 2024.

The second proposal is for a city-wide LEZ which will run from the city bypass (east) down to the River Forth (north), South Gyle to Crammond (west) and Gilmerton to Joppa (west). This zone would affect commercial vehicles at the end of 2023.


Take the online survey before it closes on 21 July.