We share the air.
Air pollution is a serious issue. Living alongside a busy road carries the same risk as passively smoking 10 cigarettes a day. Air pollution can permanently damage children's lungs.
Sheffield currently has illegal levels of air pollution. We have to take action now.
What we’re proposing to do
To reduce pollution as fast as possible, we need to introduce a clean air zone. This will charge the most polluting vehicles for entering the city centre.
Under these proposals, we need the most polluting taxis, vans, HGVs, buses and coaches to upgrade. These are currently 20% of the vehicles on our roads but cause 50% of the NO₂ pollution. To help support people who depend on a vehicle for their livelihood, we are proposing range of support packages.
By 2021 we want:
- ultra-low emission, diesel-free taxi fleet
- electric or cleanest diesel buses
- electric or cleanest diesel vans and HGVs