Oxford moves closer to being one of the first places in Britain to introduce Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ)

The scheme aims to reduce toxic air pollution levels, help tackle the climate emergency and improve the health of residents, workers and visitors in Oxford and beyond.


The ZEZ pilot will restrict polluting vehicles from key city-centre streets during the day. Those who drive polluting vehicles into the zone will be charged a fee, with the level of the charge depends on how polluting the vehicle is.

The ZEZ Pilot is the first phase of the Zero Emission Zone. It will allow both councils to gain useful experience and information before introducing a larger Zero Emission Zone covering most of Oxford city centre in 2022, subject to further public consultation. Find out more here, Zero Emission Zone Pilot supported by City Council Cabinet | Oxford City Council