Real Low Emission Zones & Review Regularly

Petition for Real Low Emission Zones & Review Regularly

Effectiveness of existing Low Emission Zones (LEZ) is questionable.

The existing LEZ only included a few street blocks in Causeway Bay, Central and Mongkok. We dubbed as “low emission streets”. LEZ solely regulates buses, but franchised buses only account for 40% of total traffic accounts in busy areas, whilst the remaining 60% consists of other vehicles. That means it cannot achieve real emissions reduction.

In order to accommodate the LEZ , government shifts bus routes and uses older bus models in area out of the LEZ. Neglecting equally polluted areas such as Tsim Sha Tsui.

We petition to﹕

  • Expand the current geographical scope;
  • Prohibit other high emission vehicles from entering low emission zones;
  • Enhance the effectiveness of low emission zones by combining pedestrian zones, for example, combining Des Voeux Road Central pedestrian zone with tram zones.


Petition for Low Emission Zone instead of Low Emission Street

Existing Low Emission Zone area not only is too small geographically, it also only regulate buses.
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