The council designed and ran an online consultation from 17th February to 29th March 2020 regarding Glasgow's proposed Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Comment was invited on specifics including proposed boundary options, emission standards, vehicle types, grace periods and any unintended consequences.
Scott Porter Research independently reviewed and summarised the findings from the online respondents and also included qualitative findings from a stakeholder workshop hosted by the council on 10th March 2020.
The end of the online public conversation coincided with the COVID-19 crisis lockdown which affected some stakeholder groups' capacity to comment on behalf of members.
A further period of statutory public consultation on Glasgow's final LEZ scheme will be available in 2021 which will assist to accommodate these challenges and allow another opportunity for views to be expressed. Other stakeholders felt that a written submission more tailored towards their specific interests was appropriate. These will also be considered in the shaping of the final LEZ scheme.
All of the consultation responses will serve to inform the final LEZ scheme design.