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On 19 March 2019, Southampton City Council was directed to implement a plan for
Under this direction, the local authority was directed to implement a number of measures to ensure compliance with the legal limit value for NO2, in the shortest possible time. These include:
A taxi licensing condition to require a minimum euro 6 diesel/euro 4 petrol for newly licensed vehicles by 2023
An expansion of the low emission taxi incentive for Southampton licensed taxis
Electric vehicle charge points
Ultra Low Emission Vehicle taxis trials for Southampton licenced taxis
A bus lane restriction for non-Southampton vehicles
A city centre euro 6 bus traffic condition
A behavioural change campaign to promote active and sustainable travel
Freight consolidation centre for Heavy Goods Vehicles operators in Southampton
The Government has provided funding to Southampton of over £1.4 million to support the introduction of these measures.
Our officials have ongoing engagement with Southampton to monitor implementation of these measures and their impact.