Tags: EU | Poland | Fighting | Smog

Smog-plagued Warsaw to Limit Access by Car, Coal Heating

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in smog-plagued Warsaw are revealing plans to further limit car access to the city center, cut down on coal heating in private homes and expand green areas in a drive to improve the city's air quality.

Especially in the fall and winter, when the air is damp and there is little wind, Warsaw can be veiled in a cloud of smog.

Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said Wednesday that downtown parking fees and fines will be significantly increased and more Park and Ride lots will be built to persuade drivers to use city subways, buses and trams. The plan is to totally ban cars from the tourist venue of the Old Town.

The city is also subsidizing families and small business with up to 200,000 zlotys ($52,000) when they change over highly-polluting coal heaters to non-coal ones. ___

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Authorities in smog-plagued Warsaw are revealing plans to further limit car access to the city center, cut down on coal heating in private homes and expand green areas in a drive to improve the city's air quality.Especially in the fall and winter, when the air is damp and...
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