The Anonymous Widower

Greater Manchester Leaders Now Want Clean Air Zone Charges Scrapped On ALL Vehicles After Huge Backlash

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Manchester Evening News.

This is the first two paragraphs.

No vehicles should be charged in the new Clean Air Zone (CAZ), Greater Manchester leaders have agreed, as the scheme remains under review.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has called for a ‘non-charging’ scheme which would help fund vehicle upgrades.

How can a non-charging scheme help to fund vehicle upgrades?

I suppose that Burnham wants the Government to pay for updating all the vehicles that Mancunians might drive in the Clean Air Zone.

March 4, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | 3 Comments

Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone Plans Put On Hold

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first four paragraphs.

The controversial rollout of Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been delayed.

The scheme, which would see some high-emission vehicles face daily charges, had been due to begin at the end of May. Private cars would be exempt.

The government said the pause would allow for consultation and a revised plan was due in July.

Regional mayor Andy Burnham had earlier asked the government to delay the scheme.

If Manchester don’t bring the pollution levels down, Client Earth are threatening legal action.

But to me, as a pedestrian, I do find Manchester City Centre a difficult place to walk, compared to say Birmingham or Liverpool, as the traffic seems to move about at a fast pace.

But then I blame Harold Wilson, who cancelled the Picc-Vic tunnel.

Liverpool and Newcastle received their beneficial cross-city tunnels, but Harold Wilson said that everyone would have their own cars, so we won’t need railways.

February 5, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , | 4 Comments