Clean Air Zones represent financial opportunity
Air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year.
With WHO data indicating that as many as nine out of 10 of us breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, it’s clear cleaner air in cities can’t come soon enough.
Online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace.co.uk is estimating that some homeowners, who live on the periphery of an urban Clean Air Zones (CAZ), could make a significant income – as much as £1,000 per year – from renting out their driveways to commuters looking to park their cars beyond the CAZ, thus avoiding a penalty charge.
Towns and cities including Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton will adopt Clean Air Zones (CAZ) this year. While, Bristol, Derby, Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Bolsover, Bradford, Portsmouth, Broxbourne, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent, Leicester, Liverpool, Fareham, Warrington, Reading and Slough are all considering measures to reduce CO2 and other harmful emissions. Overall, more than 60 local authorities are considering some form of new clean air measure over the next few years.
“Rented driveway parking near Clean Air Zones, where cars will be affected, is a win-win situation,” explains Harrison Woods, managing director of YourParkingSpace.co.uk. “Homeowners could make an additional income and inner-city residents will breathe less harmful traffic fumes, as more cars will be parked further away from the city or town centre, with commuters using public transport instead to continue their journeys.”