Clean Air Zones (CAZ) – Have your say!

As our city continues to grow, increasing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions are undermining the health and wellbeing of our local people, leading to over 900 premature deaths in Birmingham each year. Part of the UK Government’s plans to address this is to introduce Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in certain cities across the UK. Birmingham is one of the areas with some of the worst exceedances of pollutants such as Nitrogen Dioxide which are harmful to health and BCC are seeking to address this – as part of the national response to the Government plan – by looking at introducing a Clean Air Zone by end of 2019.

Jacobs have been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to assist in the engagement with stakeholders as part of a study to explore different measures . Part of this study involves trying to gain an understanding of how a CAZ would affect organisations like yours; what challenges do you face in trying to reduce emissions arising from deliveries, and how the City Council might provide support.

Birmingham City Council need your feedback to understand the impact of a CAZ and design a solution that meets the needs of the City. Jacobs are holding two CAZ Business Forums to share our ideas and discuss how we can support businesses to make sustainable changes and build upon feedback we have received from the online surveys.

Morning Forum

Wednesday 4th October 2017 8:00 – 9:30

Chamberlain Room, The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

Evening Forum

Monday 16th October 2017 17:30 – 19:00

Chamberlain Room, The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

 

These forums will:

–        Provide further information about a CAZ

–        Offer specialist advice

–        Understand how businesses will be affected by a CAZ

–        Discuss how we can support local businesses

 

For further information about the event, and to book a place, please contact sarah.cowap@jacobs.com.

 

Also, if you still have not completed the CAZ survey please follow the link and have your say online survey