We need cleaner air as soon as possible and have already started to make positive changes, which include the introduction of a Clean Air Zone in the centre of the city.
A Clean Air Zone is an area where targeted action is taken to improve air quality, in particular by discouraging the most polluting vehicles from entering the zone. No vehicle is banned in the zone, but vehicles that do not meet the emission standards for the zone are subject to a daily fee.
The Clean Air Zone is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and covers an area of the city centre within the A4540 Middleway.
Over 300 road signs are in place to alert drivers about the Clean Air Zone. There are 2 types of signs in place.
The first are informational signs before the boundary of the zone.
The second type of signs are on the boundary of the zone itself.
The daily fee can be paid online or by phone and it is important to note that a charging day is from midnight to midnight. If you do need to pay the daily fee you can do so 6 days before your day of travel, the day of travel or 6 days after your day of travel.
To find out more about the Clean Air Zone, including the financial support available and the exemptions from the daily fee, visit the Brum Breathes website.