Last week the Government’s amended plan to increase air quality was published by The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Department for Transport (DfT).
The plan confirms the government’s vision to end all sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. In order to aid towns and cities to enforce short-terms plans to improve local air conditions, the plan outlines a £255 investment. This is an extension to the already invested £2.7 billion by the government. In the coming year, further strategies will be published in order to achieve zero-emissions.
BVRLA’s Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said “it is good that the government is urging cities to look at alternative, more targeted interventions such as individual road restrictions, new road layouts, retrofitting and behaviour change incentives.”