Climate change: M4 drivers asked for views on tolls for older cars – BBC News
21 hours ago By Cemlyn Davies BBC Wales political reporter
It asked for the public’s views in a survey about some motorists paying to use parts of the M4 motorway and A470 in a bid to tackle air pollution.
The survey asked for views on tolls for older cars on the M4 around Newport, Wales’ busiest stretch of motorway, and the A470 around Pontypridd.
But the survey said a “clean air zone” is not proposed “at this stage”.
An air pollution expert said any suggestion would be unlike any other air pollution measure in the UK, which normally charges motorists for driving into cities rather on stretches of road.
The Welsh government has declared a climate emergency and has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The government survey asked drivers if their commuting or travelling habits would change if some vehicles had to pay to use those stretches of road.