Sign of Oxford zero emission zone pilot

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) began in Oxford on 28 February 2022.

The pilot launched in a small number of streets in the city centre including: New Road, between Bonn Square and its junction with Castle Street; Bonn Square; Queen Street; Cornmarket Street; New Inn Hall Street; Shoe Lane; Market Street, from Cornmarket junction east for 40 metres; Ship Street; and St Michael’s Street. (Map showing the pilot roads). 

Within the ZEZ, all petrol and diesel vehicles, including hybrids, will incur a daily charge unless eligible for a discount or exemption. However, zero emission vehicles, such as electric cars, can enter the pilot area free of charge. More information about the ZEZ Pilot, and its operation is available on Oxfordshire County Council’s website.

While introduced jointly by both the City and County Councils, Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for the operation of the ZEZ Pilot. 

Details about Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot


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