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Old 3rd November 2019, 09:10   #1
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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.
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Old 3rd November 2019, 09:16   #2
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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
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... 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.

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Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?

It's always the private motorist who pays.

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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

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Only cars? What about the "dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide" from vans, HGVs, buses and coaches?
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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.
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Bristol has always been a bit of a Animal Farm outpost. Chris.S.
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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?
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Now that is a priceless and entirely accurate description
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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!.
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In Southampton the cruise ships and container ships cause more pollution but they are still blame diesel cars
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