The fees would “hit most”, they warned. Local resident said many families cannot afford to replace their vehicle or upgrade to one that is more compatible.
According to them, a 2018 study found that low-income people could be unable to drive a car due lack of support.
According to the report, mobility issues are linked with “social disadvantage” which has a negative impact on life quality.
Although the City Council offered assistance to residents of low income, many benefits have now been discontinued.
These included helping low-income people to purchase a car and free public transportation access.
The Clean Air Zone would improve Birmingham’s air quality. However, the Council recognizes that certain groups may need more assistance to transition to clean air cities.
“A complete package of temporary or permanent exemptions, and PS35 Million of financial incentives for individuals and companies to get prepared.”
Express.co.uk reached out to Birmingham City Council for more information.
Publiated at Thu 29 July 2021, 09:29:47 +0000