Dundee low emission zones


Air quality is good in most areas of Dundee, however there are parts of the city where pollution levels are higher than the legal standards. The main source of air pollution in Dundee is road traffic, predominantly from the city centre's bus corridor, the inner ring road and the nearby A90 and A92 trunk roads.

Technical work completed to date has considered a wide range of options for the areas which Dundee’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) should cover.

Dundee City Council carried out an extensive consultation exercise which 1336 people directly responded to. They were asked what the most appropriate area was and also which types of vehicles should be excluded by the LEZ regulations. The option of the streets within the inner ring road being available only to vehicles that meet stringent air quality criteria was the preferred choice.

The consultation also allowed for comment on other possible LEZ design options and a wide range of views were expressed.

Information from the consultation process will help the council’s delivery group finalise recommendations on the scope and shape of the LEZ which will be brought back to councillors for a decision in due course.

In order to monitor Dundee’s LEZ, Dundee City Council will continue to check air pollution levels at locations across the city, both inside and outside the LEZ boundary. The council has also introduced an Action Plan, which contains further measures to improve air quality in Dundee.

The LEZ will be introduced by the end of 2020.

For further information on the proposals download the National Low Emission Framework below.

National Low Emission Framework

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