Date lodged: 13 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what impact low emission zones will have on people on low incomes.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 December 2017
The Scottish Government has committed to work in partnership with local authorities to introduce low emission zones into Scotland's four biggest cities between 2018 and 2020. Part of the preparations for introducing these LEZs will be to understand how they will effect each City’s wider group of citizens. We anticipate that local councils will carry out a Equalities Impact Assessment as part of the process of designing their low emission zones, particularly in relation to communities who rely on public transport to move around.