Bristol Clean Air Zone

drc replied on 29/10/2019 19:59

Posted on 29/10/2019 19:59

Watching the local news tonight and the mayor of Bristol is proposing a clean air zone from 2021 which will have a diesel free zone in the centre which looks like it will include Baltic Wharf.

This will be in effect from 7am to 3pm, with a £100 fine for entering the zone.

If this comes into effect it will make it very difficult for any diesel tow cars or motorhomes to use the Baltic Wharf site,

 

JVB66 replied on 29/10/2019 21:36

Posted on 29/10/2019 21:36

Yes I saw that and the map encompases baltic wharf area,Cambridge are looking at the same for the City ,but as the boss of the bus company states the technology to enable buses to complete their diagrams as diesel buses can is not yet available ,so will need an add 25%bigger fleet to carry out their obligations ,so who is going to pay for them?

seaside bill replied on 29/10/2019 21:53

Posted on 29/10/2019 19:59 by drc

Watching the local news tonight and the mayor of Bristol is proposing a clean air zone from 2021 which will have a diesel free zone in the centre which looks like it will include Baltic Wharf.

This will be in effect from 7am to 3pm, with a £100 fine for entering the zone.

If this comes into effect it will make it very difficult for any diesel tow cars or motorhomes to use the Baltic Wharf site,

 

Posted on 29/10/2019 21:53

He’s also promised to build an underground railway so I wouldn’t hold your breath! If you live in Somerset you’ll probably be familiar with the politics of Bristol Council -v- real life!

I worked in Bristol and lived in North Somerset for many years and I’m still waiting for the Portishead Rail Link and Bristol Tram System!

SteveL replied on 30/10/2019 09:02

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:02

This will be in effect from 7am to 3pm, with a £100 fine for entering the zone.

Thats a whole 5 hours to arrive / leave in. Say leave by 3:30 arrivals  from 3:30pm. Might even make it easier to get into, particularly at weekends. We would still go, if of course it stays open.

ocsid replied on 30/10/2019 09:09

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:09

Pity it appears to treat all diesels as equal, not accepting the massive advances over older versions.

I see it impacting very widely, there are the ambulances and fire engines, neither readily converted to EVs or petrol powered by 2021.

I am very supportive of cleaning up pollution but believe it needs to be pragmatic and sensible, taking onboard the achievements of Euro6, certainly over Euro5 and older.

Will any of us be worrying over accessing Baltic Wharf, diesel user or not by 2021?

MollysMummy replied on 30/10/2019 09:21

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:09 by ocsid

Pity it appears to treat all diesels as equal, not accepting the massive advances over older versions.

I see it impacting very widely, there are the ambulances and fire engines, neither readily converted to EVs or petrol powered by 2021.

I am very supportive of cleaning up pollution but believe it needs to be pragmatic and sensible, taking onboard the achievements of Euro6, certainly over Euro5 and older.

Will any of us be worrying over accessing Baltic Wharf, diesel user or not by 2021?

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:21

I see it impacting very widely, there are the ambulances and fire engines, neither readily converted to EVs or petrol powered by 2021.

Indeed .... "Yes sir/madam ... your ambulance/fire engine will be on its way just as soon as we've charged its batteries"

EasyT replied on 30/10/2019 09:32

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:09 by ocsid

Pity it appears to treat all diesels as equal, not accepting the massive advances over older versions.

I see it impacting very widely, there are the ambulances and fire engines, neither readily converted to EVs or petrol powered by 2021.

I am very supportive of cleaning up pollution but believe it needs to be pragmatic and sensible, taking onboard the achievements of Euro6, certainly over Euro5 and older.

Will any of us be worrying over accessing Baltic Wharf, diesel user or not by 2021?

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:32

I would think it easy enough to exempt emergency vehicles. If riot police are called in and use a diesel bus type vehicle do the bobbies all have to done bike clips and mount folding bikes to attend the city centre?

brue replied on 30/10/2019 09:37

Posted on 30/10/2019 09:37

I have family in central Bristol, there are high pollution levels and one family member suffers from asthma. Something needs to be done. I see there are air monitoring stations dotted around already. The 3pm  limit mentioned seems strange as around that time until early evening central  Bristol starts to jam with school and commuter traffic. Avoid those times!