Private diesel vehicles would be banned from 7AM to 3PM and delivery vehicles, buses, taxis etc would be charged to enter.
A scrappage scheme would also be introduced to encourage motorists to change to petrol, hybrid, or electric cars.
Bristol is my nearest city and I do have to visit from time to time so would not be able to use the cooking car, a Ford S Max diesel, but can always the XJR, 4.2 supercharged petrol, or the 89 Range Rover, 3.5 V8, or the 500SL, 5.0 V8, or even the E-type, 3.8 petrol, so That will be a good result for the environment won't it?
Seriously now, I do have sympathy for all the folks living around the city who and in outlying towns such as Portishead, population 22,000 predicted to increase to 30,000 in the next few years where public transport into town is totally inadequate, and a high proportion of residents work in Bristol. There have been many plans to reopen the rail line but it hasn't happened yet, although there is a current proposal to open it around 2023, but that's two years after the ban would come into effect, and the financial burden of swapping cars would be painful or even impossible for many.
The councils cabinet is being asked to approve the plan at a meeting on November 5th.
The ban would come into effect in March 2021, I don't think they have given it enough thought, alternative transport systems should be in place first, or at least concurrent developments, but thats not the case, there is a plan to