Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ)

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are proposing to introduce the world’s first Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre.

The proposal would see diesel and petrol vehicles banned from Oxford city centre in phases, starting with some vehicle types and a small number of streets in 2020, and - as vehicle technology develops - moving to all vehicle types across the whole city centre in 2035.

Oxford city centre currently has illegally-high levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide, which contributes to diseases including cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease - and contributes to around 40,000 deaths in the UK every year.

The Zero Emission Zone proposals would cut the nitrogen dioxide level in Oxford city centre’s most polluted street, George Street, by 74% by 2035 - bringing it well below the legal limit.

Find out more about the proposals by watching this short video

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We want to know what you think, and how these proposals will affect you or your business, so that we can make sure the Zero Emission Zone works for everyone.

We will be holding a public consultation on these proposals between Monday 16 October and Sunday 26 November 2017.

Take part in the consultation