Create a Low Emission Zone for St Helier
Reduce the local air pollution problems in town by introducing a Low, or Ultra Low Emmision zone in town.
Every time the idea of reducing local pollution by removing vehicles is raised there is opposition from business and others about no-one going into town any more.
They all moaned when King and Queen Street were pedestrianised in the '70's and... well, it works.
If you can go to the Fort Regent ramparts and look over St Helier, you will see just how small it is. Why do we need to drive around it?
Put solutions in place for the elderly, those with mobility problems and for deliveries. Again, sustainable diesel for trucks and buses will reduce the amount of airborne pollutants massively - leading to making town a nicer and safer place to live.
Oh, and get those air sensors up and running!
Why the contribution is important
Because while we must tackle global issues, we must also tackle local problems - St Helier air quality is pretty bad some days, you can taste it.
by Nigelblandin on February 19, 2021 at 08:23AM