Car tax changes: Councillors warn of parking chaos in Bristol when Clean Air Zone begins

He added: “There are an awful lot of things to consider about how we prioritise where these schemes are implemented.

“Certainly the Clean Air Zone would be one of the factors that would influence where priorities are placed.

“One thing you have to consider is, if you’re creating a liveable neighbourhoods, it needs really to give people a viable route in and out of town by bike, otherwise it’s quite hard to justify the changes, to some extent.”

Tens of thousands of drivers will be charged £9 per day to use the Clean Air Zone if the council’s plans are approved by the Government.