Low Emission Zones

About Low Emission Zones

NEW! Clean air roadshow for truck and van drivers

2 April 2020 from 10am to 2pm in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

The Scottish Government has committed to introducing low emission zones across Scotland. Four Scottish cities are looking to do this by the end of 2020, with more to follow by 2023. Please join us at this free half-day roadshow to find out how the new regulations will impact truck and van operators. We’ll guide you through what you need to do to prepare for the new rules. You’ll hear from policy makers, technical experts, vehicle suppliers and other truck and van drivers. Secure your place by registering online.

What's happening in Edinburgh

The Council has set out proposals to introduce low emission zones (LEZs). The plans aim to improve air quality for people across Edinburgh by tackling pollution from traffic.

Traffic on south bridgeThey 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.

Public consultation on Edinburgh’s outline approach to LEZ boundaries, the types of vehicles included and phasing arrangements took place over the summer. The findings were to the Council’s Transport and Environment Committee in October 2019.

The key documents page provides Q&A around Edinburgh’s draft LEZ proposals and links to Transport and Environment Committee reports.