DEFRA to consider Bristol’s proposal for diesel ban or tough clean air zone

Bristol City Council may force drivers of older cars to pay to enter, or could simply ban diesel vehicles from the city centre

A view of Bristol's Cumberland Basin
Central Bristol would be covered by a clean air zone or a diesel car and lorry ban under plans put forward by the city council. Photograph: Matt Buck / Wikimedia

Bristol has put forward the strongest measures yet seen to improve air quality in an English city.

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