Motorists should face penalties for driving into Perth unless their vehicles have the cleanest engines, campaigners have said.
The call to introduce a low emission zone (LEZ) in the city was made on the back of Atholl Street featuring in a league table of the most polluted streets in Scotland.
Drivers of cars that do not make the grade would be charged or banned from entering city centres under LEZs to be rolled out by 2020 in the four biggest cities in the country, including Dundee.
Emilia Hanna, an air pollution campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland, called for the Scottish Government to work with councillors to extend the policy to Perth.
A council report last year said air quality “may require significant intervention” in the form of an LEZ.
Dundee’s Seagate and Lochee Road, as well as Atholl Street in Perth, have the “shameful accolade” of appearing in the Friends of the Earth league table, which lists the 10 routes in the country that are the biggest threat to public health.
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