Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council is committed to improving the air we breathe. Clean air is vital for our health, quality of life, and the environment around us.

Leeds has been identified as one of the cities mandated by the Government to implement a Clean Air Zone by 2020, in order to reduce emissions. This cannot be achieved without the help of residents and businesses across the city.

Leading by example, the Council has already switched over 70 fleet vehicles to Zero Emission or Ultra Low Emission Vehicles. To encourage others to do the same, the Council offers free parking at Council run car parks or on-street parking bays to owners of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, has recently won a joint bid for funding for an EV charge network for Taxi & Private Hire trade, and is working with WYCA to deliver a comprehensive public EV charge network across the region by 2021.

Through the Clean Air Leeds campaign, the Council has begun engaging with businesses to improve air quality through encouraging a modal shift to sustainable travel, promoting the uptake of low emissions vehicles, reducing emissions from supply chains and signposting to Government grants for EV infrastructure.

The GreenFleet event will assist to engage with further businesses and fleet operators across the city, to work together towards a cleaner, healthier future for Leeds.