Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3rd November 2019, 09:10   #1
gnu
Loves to post
 
gnu's Avatar
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bristol
Posts: 299
Thanks: 106
Thanked 80 Times in 69 Posts
Default Diesel ban, Bristol

There’s been a lot of talk about this. Now it’s happening in Bristol:

‘Bristol is set to become the first city in Britain to ban diesel cars under the toughest measures yet seen to combat air pollution.

The city council wants to prohibit diesels from entering part of the centre from 7am to 3pm daily to cut dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

It will apply to all diesels, irrespective of age, including the cleanest Euro 6 models registered since 2015. Owners of petrol cars will be exempt, though research shows that older petrol vehicles release high levels of emissions.

Drivers who ignore the ban will be fined as part of the measures, due from March 2021. Motoring groups labelled the plans “unprecedented” and said that many low-income families would be hit.’ Sunday Times


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b...cars-kbrlz6ttw

Anyone going to be affected by this? Fortunately mine’s a petrol.
__________________
gnu
gnu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2019, 09:16   #2
genpk
Posted a thing or two
 
Rover 75 Saloon MGZT

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Perth, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 1,294
Thanks: 1
Thanked 280 Times in 199 Posts
Default

i can see this being the thin edge of the sword.
Council beauracrats trying to be enlightened greens.
We have councils over here trying to enact rules no one wants
genpk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2019, 09:39   #3
SD1too
Doesn't do things by halves
 
SD1too's Avatar
 
Rover 75 2.5 Connoisseur Auto (1999) Dealer launch model. Rover 3500 Vanden Plas (1984).

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Middlesex
Posts: 16,371
Thanks: 885
Thanked 2,638 Times in 2,283 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gnu View Post
... to ban diesel cars ...
Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?

It's always the private motorist who pays.

Simon
__________________
"Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble."
Sir Henry Royce.
SD1too is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to SD1too For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd November 2019, 10:20   #4
Darcydog
This is my second home
 
MG ZT-T

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Fordingbridge
Posts: 7,506
Thanks: 2,603
Thanked 2,463 Times in 1,659 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SD1too View Post
Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?

It's always the private motorist who pays.

Simon
Indeed - it won’t be long before we have the equivalent of the French “yellow vest” and the Dutch “Tractor” Protests at these new rules.

But how absolutely bat sh!te crazy it is that something many, many people knew and warned would be a consequence of the Green Talibans war on CO2 - has now come to fruition whereby the very cars they said just a few years ago that we should be using they now want to ban

Barmy

Remember that next time you see a tw@t from ER lecturing us on what we should be doing.
__________________
Ranthoneous to a T
Darcydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2019, 10:57   #5
Bogbrush82
Posted a thing or two
 
Bogbrush82's Avatar
 
Rover 75 2.0 CDTi

Join Date: May 2017
Location: Tipton
Posts: 1,806
Thanks: 42
Thanked 568 Times in 320 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SD1too View Post
Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?
Simon
They earn more money than the average motorist, so the lack of time they spent at the pumps isn't as much of an issue.

It's all about money, and naff all about emissions.
__________________
Tarquin (A.K.A Francis) was born Tuesday, 16th March 2004
Bogbrush82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2019, 12:12   #6
mileshawk56
Gets stuck in
 
mileshawk56's Avatar
 
MGZT

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Reading
Posts: 639
Thanks: 1,077
Thanked 128 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Bristol has always been a bit of a Animal Farm outpost. Chris.S.
mileshawk56 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mileshawk56 For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd November 2019, 12:13   #7
victorgte
I really should get out more.......
 
victorgte's Avatar
 
1 Rover 1 MG

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cheltenham
Posts: 2,396
Thanks: 374
Thanked 469 Times in 366 Posts
Default

Until there is a suitable alternative to driving through a city it will not work.
Look at the brilliant park and ride system in Oxford. So good we plan to use it every time we go there.
Parking is free. Bus charges a couple of £ each return journey. Takes about 15 minutes. You could of course walk if you have the time.
Cheaper than parking charges, no hassle finding a place to park, someone else does the driving and you can be there all day with no extra charge.
If the car was banned outright in Cheltenham centre tomorrow it would be fantastic. Not because of the climate warrior clan of which I am not a member but the experience of walking through a town centre with no traffic.
We should protect our town and city centres by removing vehicles altogether and giving us a better experience with al fresco dining and much much more. Who wants to eat a cream tea with a bus flying past?
Ball crocks to the environment, the high street and its traders are dying because we are not changing it fast enough. Make it a destination place not a chore. How many of us dread going to the city or town centre because it’s an awful place to go?
__________________
Rover 75 2.0 cdti Connoisseur SE
MG TF 135

Last edited by victorgte; 3rd November 2019 at 14:42..
victorgte is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to victorgte For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd November 2019, 14:28   #8
Darcydog
This is my second home
 
MG ZT-T

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Fordingbridge
Posts: 7,506
Thanks: 2,603
Thanked 2,463 Times in 1,659 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mileshawk56 View Post
Bristol has always been a bit of a Animal Farm outpost. Chris.S.
Now that is a priceless and entirely accurate description
__________________
Ranthoneous to a T
Darcydog is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Darcydog For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd November 2019, 16:27   #9
grivas
Posted a thing or two
 
grivas's Avatar
 
Rover 75 CDT Club Tourer

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: East Midlands
Posts: 1,969
Thanks: 99
Thanked 381 Times in 287 Posts
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by genpk View Post
i can see this being the thin edge of the sword.
Council beauracrats trying to be enlightened greens.
We have councils over here trying to enact rules no one wants
Get them deselected!.
grivas is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to grivas For This Useful Post:
Old 3rd November 2019, 17:33   #10
Russel
Loves to post
 
Russel's Avatar
 
Mg zt-t

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Southampton
Posts: 283
Thanks: 126
Thanked 58 Times in 38 Posts
Default

In Southampton the cruise ships and container ships cause more pollution but they are still blame diesel cars
Russel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Russel For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2020, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd