In 2019 Oxford City Council declared a climate emergency. Building on the significant work Oxford and the sustainability team has been doing, we’ve recently been supporting their collaboration with local businesses to define a sense of place and purpose, together.
Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone
As a commitment to addressing the climate crisis locally, both Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are seeking to introduce a zero-emission zone. This proposal will start with the introduction of a pilot Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in a number of streets in the city centre to create cleaner air and quieter streets. The ZEZ will work based on a road user charging scheme, meaning vehicles in the zone will be charged depending on their emissions, encouraging residents and businesses to use zero-emission vehicles.