Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ)

Oxford's Zero Emission Zone

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford city centre.

The updated proposals follow 15 months of listening to businesses, residents, transport operators and health experts in Oxfordshire.

They set a journey to zero transport emissions in Oxford by 2035.

From 2020, the ZEZ will see restrictions on some vehicles and journey types, which will increase gradually to all vehicles in the following years.

Find out more about the updated proposals by watching this short video

You can find out more detailed information about the updated proposals by viewing:

The aim of the ZEZ is to tackle Oxford’s toxic air pollution and protect the health of everyone who lives in, works in and visits the city.

Councillor Tom Hayes describing the importance of the ZEZ

Over the coming months, the City and County councils will continue to consult on, and carry out further studies to develop, the plans – to produce fully-costed, effective and deliverable proposals during 2019.

Residents and businesses will then be formally consulted on the finalised proposals.

Councillor Yvonne Constance discussing the ZEZ

You can read more about the previous iteration of the Zero Emission Zone proposals, which were published ahead of the public consultation in 2017, by visiting our webpage.