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Economic damage of Covid-19 means CAZ must be delayed, says Bristol

Andrew Forster
01 May 2020
Bristol: the council recognises its duty to deliver clean air but “we also have a duty to support our city’s economic prosperity”
Bristol: the council recognises its duty to deliver clean air but “we also have a duty to support our city’s economic prosperity”

 

Bristol’s proposed clean air zone will have to be delayed because of the economic damage caused by Covid-19, the council has told ministers. Meanwhile, the proposed diesel car ban could be dropped altogether for other reasons (see panel).

Bristol’s Labour mayor Marvyn Rees has written to transport secretary Grant Shapps urging the Government to rethink its requirement for the council to implement a Class C CAZ in the city next April.  

In a report to councillors, Adam Crowther,...

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