FoES’ Edinburgh Council transport transformation consultation response (Nov 2018)
Friends of the Earth Scotland’s response to Edinburgh City Council’s ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places’ consultation.
We support the ambitious proposals and believe that a Low Emission Zone can help cut toxic air pollution in the city.
The responses to this consultation will help shape:
- Edinburgh City Centre Transformation – an action plan for a vibrant and people-focussed capital city centre to improve community, economic and cultural life.
- The City Mobility Plan – setting citywide transport policy and actions based around the following vision. ‘Edinburgh will have a cleaner, safer, inclusive and accessible transport system delivering healthier, thriving and fairer capital city, and a higher quality of life for Edinburgh residents’.
- Low Emission Zones – the Council is taking a comprehensive approach to developing LEZs as a step towards protecting Edinburgh’s citizens from the harms of poor air quality, in line with Scottish Government priorities to introduce LEZs in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow by 2020.