The second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham, unveiled on Monday a plan to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions by limiting access of private cars to the city center. Under the draft plan the Birmingham City Council published today, “Access to the city centre for private cars will be limited with no through trips,” meaning that drivers have to return to the ring road for access to different areas of the city. The plan is part of Birmingham’s measures to cut transportation’s impact on environment and air quality and support the city’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. “Birmingham has already started to redress the balance and build a future in which the car will no longer be king. The introduction of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will reinforce our commitment to establish a zero emissions city,” said Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment. The city’s […]