Edinburgh takes next steps towards a polluting car ban - but Spaces for People decision is delayed - your views online
"Hope the council will buy me another car. It’s passed its MOT for low emissions, but because it’s a 2010 model it has to be taken off the road”
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Edinburgh takes next steps towards a polluting car ban - but Spaces for People decision is delayed
Overwhelming opposition in all areas, but they (the council vandals) will not back down. Unbelievable.
Here are two examples that highlight the gaps in their thinking - 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi vs 2015 Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi. Exactly the same engine and emissions. One banned, the other one not. 2012 Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi emissions 87g/km vs 2019 Porsche Cayenne 3.0 V6 petrol, emissions 265g/km. Fiesta banned but Cayenne OK to enter. The logic is totally flawed.
Henry Campbell Gillan
Possibly a waste of time and effort, since the number of vehicles that will fall into the category of high emissions are now probably comparatively few, and lessening year by year due to natural wastage and replacement.
Let's hope they can give passes to cancer patients who can't work to earn money to replace their older cars, and to do without would entail a two-hour bus trip (2 to 3 buses) to go to the Western General, have four-five hour treatment, then two hours on the bus home.
People should get onto their local councillors before 24 June.
Low Emission Zone? Ha, ha just a congestion charge with a different name.
Hope the council will buy me another car. It’s passed its MOT for low emissions, but because it’s a 2010 model it has to be taken off the road.
Another nail in the coffin for Edinburgh.
Another tax attack on poor low earners. Shocking if this goes ahead, criminalising poorer drivers.
They want to reduce emissions by banning older vehicles, but at the same time are increasing emissions by their ridiculous Spaces for People idea, which causes tailbacks and traffic jams.
Jorge J Figuerolas
This should be put to the public vote like the congestion charge was all those years ago. The clowncil penalising the motorist yet again, by introducing registration plate recognition to capture all those £££ in fines that they will most likely generate.
I'm not fuming, I'm just exasperated. I have two cars, one a daily driver the other for weekends and holidays. The daily is an 11 reg diesel that costs £130 to tax. The holiday car is a gas guzzler that costs £550 to tax, because of its high emissions. The daily will be fined under the LEZ rules but the holiday car won't, even though its emissions are higher. Edinburgh council, wake up.
Until the council are willing to to implement a completely integrated travel policy for all commuters there really is no point.
The Tartan Army travelled to London for the Scotland-England match at Wembley last night
I must say I am slightly stunned by the lack of restrictions. Plane loads without masks going to support the team. Hordes of people gathering in London, a 6000 fan zone in Glasgow. Meanwhile, parents of school-aged children unable to go to any school hosting events sports days etc. Double standards at Scottish government! Get your rule book in order, Sturgeon!
If they’d had a different strip on the coverage would be so different. The hypocrisy is astounding.
Alright to protest in England, but the Tartan Army can't get together - in my book that’s hypocrisy.
I think the R number will rise after this weekend.
Massive well done to the Edinburgh guys that made an effort to fill two huge transit vans and dropped off food bank items at the Grenfell community hub.
I don't get it. The cases in England are rising fast... all these young supporters haven't been vaccinated and will be returning on public transport to all areas of Scotland. Prepare for the rise in Covid figures in Scotland.
I’m glad the Covid pandemic is over, hence why this behaviour is tolerated … Meantime, soft play is still closed and parents can’t attend this kids sports days.
They weren’t being violent, just enjoying themselves!