Drivers who leave their engines running while stationary in Canterbury could soon be issued fines.
That is just one of the many ideas being proposed by Canterbury City Council in an attempt to cut down on traffic pollution.
Some of the roads in the city centre are already part of what is known as Air Quality Management Areas after they previously exceeded the average annual nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels.
The council is required by the government to assess air quality and if improvements are necessary, the areas are introduced to keep tabs on the level of pollution.
As a result, a further seven roads will be added to Canterbury’s current Air Quality Management Areas, including Rheims Way and small sections of London Road, Chaucer Road, Military Road, St George’s Place, Lower Chantry Lane and Old Dover Road.
A new Air Quality Management Area will also be created in Herne at the mini roundabout junction of the A291 and School Lane.
The authority must describe the pollution reduction measures it will put in place, so here is a look at just some of the ways Canterbury City Council is proposing to target drivers to try and improve air quality.