Zero Emission Zone set for approval in Oxford: Set to be approved later this month is a new pilot zone that will restrict polluting vehicles from key streets in Oxford.
This is aimed to help tackle the climate emergency and improve the health of residents, workers and visitors in Oxford and reduce air pollution levels.
First proposed in 2015 was the ZEZ it is set to be launched in August this year if the Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council agree to the latest version of the zone.
“Everyone has the right to breathe the cleanest air possible and both councils are moving forward with the introduction of Oxford’s ZEZ this year.” said Councillor Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford, Oxford City Council.
“Not only will the ZEZ make a difference to the quality of life and health of people living and working in the city centre, we are showing that change is possible as we start to respond seriously with climate action.” commented Councillor Yvonne Constance, Cabinet Member for Environment of Oxfordshire County Council.
Zero Emission Zone set for approval in Oxford