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Clear Zones

Clear Zones was a Foresight initiative that ran between 1995 and 2005. A number of authorities have continued to apply and develop the concept. To find out how and read about the Clear Zones initiative, click on the links below.

About Clear Zones

The overall aim of Clear Zones is to reduce pollution and traffic in towns and enhance manufacturing end export opportunities by developing relevant technology and techniques through partnerships between cities, industry, academia and Government.

Published:
15 January 2008

What can a Clear Zone do for you?

This section describes the benefits of Clear Zones with regards to local authorities, transport operators, retailers, businesses, technology providers and citizens.

Published:
15 January 2008

Clear Zones policy

The reduction of road traffic is a central theme of Clear Zones, providing spaces where it is clean and safe for people to go about social, work and shopping activities. In achieving such targets innovative thinking is needed to reduce the dependence on the car and to break the link between economic growth and traffic growth.

Published:
15 January 2008

Clear Zones technologies

The technologies required to make a Clear Zone a reality are varied and often difficult to source. To help cities take a more structured approach to technology development in their Clear Zone, the 'Technology Tree' has been developed.

Published:
15 January 2008

Building partnerships

Clear Zones aims to enhance the opportunities for cities and industry through the development of new techniques and technologies through partnerships between local government, national government, research organisations and industry.

Published:
15 January 2008

Publications

Links to PDF versions of Clear Zone publications


Case studies and projects

Links to PDF versions of Clear Zone case studies and publications.


News and ideas

In this section you can read past news articles about the development of Clear Zones and some of the issues surrounding them.

Published:
15 January 2008

Clear Zones links

This sections provides links to local authorities, government initiatives, consultancies, European projects and other organisations involved in Clear Zones.

Published:
15 January 2008