We are not alone…
We are not alone. Here is a map of the clean air projects going on. The red ones are not going to result in a Clean Air Zone, CAZ. The green ones, in which Bath and Bristol fall, are intending to have a CAZ. The yellow ones are in the next wave and are being asked to draw up plans. More information on these is available here and outline solutions that other conurbations are considering. Perhaps the most draconian is Oxford.
Just a reminder as to what the Camden Residents Association is most concerned about for Bath:
- First the good bit. The CAZ should reduce traffic on the Camden Road system as it is partially in the zone and the £9 charge will deter rat-runners. The remaining vehicles will be the cleaner ones.
- There will be extra traffic pressure put on areas just outside the zone where:
- dropping off will happen
- parking will increase, if it remains free and unrestricted
- rat-running through Fairfield Road, Richmond and Charlcombe will increase.
- You have two main opportunities to air your views:
- Our AGM with the lead Cabinet councillors present on 22nd November
- Online B&NES survey closes on 26th November
- Volunteer to join a Residents’ Working Party – aiming to meet next week with CAZ Project Manager – please comment on this post to add you to the list.
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