With less than 6 months to go before enforcement of Glasgow's Low Emission Zone (LEZ), statutory signage is starting to be installed around its boundary.
The city centre LEZ will be enforced from 1 June 2023, meaning that all vehicles entering the zone area from this date onwards must meet the less-polluting emission standards or face a penalty charge.
The signs, which will be consistent in appearance across all LEZs in Scotland, are being positioned on the main approach routes into the city centre to forewarn motorists they are heading into the zone area.
LEZ road markings will also be applied to increase the zone's visibility further.
Although we've made good progress in recent years to improve Glasgow's air quality, harmful nitrogen dioxide is consistently being recorded in our city centre at levels that exceed legal requirements. We must take action to correct this. Air pollution is hazardous to heath, particularly affecting those most vulnerable, including the very young and those with existing heart and lung conditions.
As these stubbornly high levels of air pollution are mainly attributed to road traffic, introducing a Low Emission Zone in the city centre is an essential measure to improve air quality and protect public health.
And so, from 1 June 2023, all vehicles entering the city centre zone area will need to meet the less-polluting LEZ emission standards or face a penalty charge.
There are some exemptions and zone residents have extra time to comply.
Full details about Glasgow's LEZ and how it will operate can be found by clicking on this link.
You can also check your vehicle for emissions compliance here.
Glasgow's LEZ covers an area of the city centre bounded by the M8 motorway to the north and west, the River Clyde to the south and Saltmarket/High Street to the east.
The LEZ signs will be located at the undernoted sites. They will initially carry an additional plate to make it clear that the LEZ will not be enforced until 1 June 2023:
Installation of LEZ signage at West Graham Street/M8 Ramp, and Phoenix Rd/New City Rd will be undertaken by Transport Scotland.
LEZ Phase 2 Map: