A public consultation on proposed plans to introduce parking charges based on vehicle emissions – in council-owned car parks in Bath – is now live.
The proposal aims to reduce the number of higher polluting-vehicles driving into Bath and encourage a shift to public transport, walking, wheeling and cycling, reducing the public health risks posed by air pollution.
Residents are being asked to have their say in the consultation, which closes at 5pm, Thursday 3rd August.
To take part in the consultation please go to the council’s website. The council will consider the feedback to this proposal before making the final decision about whether to implement it as council policy.
Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport said: “We’re making good progress with air quality in the city thanks to changes in behaviour brought about by a range of initiatives, including the Clean Air Zone, this proposal builds on that.
We want to make it safer for residents and visitors by improving air quality and reducing congestion. Bath has three Park & Ride sites which offer a cost-effective and sustainable way in and out of the city centre.”
A full breakdown of the proposed charges can be seen on the council’s consultation webpage.