Renfrewshire Council

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

Less than three months to go until enforcement of new LEZ in Glasgow city centre

The Glasgow city centre Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will be enforced from 1 June, meaning that all vehicles entering the zone area from this date must meet the less-polluting emission standards. Drivers of any vehicle that do not meet these standards will face a penalty charge.

There are some exemptions to LEZs in Scotland, such as for blue badge holders and emergency vehicles. If you live within the zone, you will have extra time to comply.

The LEZ is being introduced in Glasgow because levels of harmful air pollution remain high in the city centre. This is dangerous for the population and can cause health problems, particularly for those most vulnerable, including young people and those with existing heart and lung conditions.

LEZ signage is already on display and can be seen on main routes as you approach the city centre by car. The signs are the same as other LEZ signage across Scotland and are designed to let motorists know they are heading towards the zone.

Read full details about Glasgow's Low Emission Zone and how it will operate on the Glasgow City Council website.

Published on Thursday 9 March 2023.