We all have the right to clean air, yet millions of people across Oxford and the UK are breathing toxic air on a daily basis. Oxford City Council is planning the world’s first Zero Emission Zone from 2020 to clean up polluted air and save lives.
The Zone will be introduced in phases between 2020 and 2035, with all 106 Black Cabs licensed in the city now required to move from 0% electric today to 100% zero-emitting by 2025 and all buses running in most of the city to have one of the cleanest (Euro 6) engines by 2020 then be zero emitting by 2035 at the latest.
From 2020, all non-zero emission cars, vans and lorries will be banned from parking or unloading during the day in the inner zone. And then from 2022, vans, lorries and tourist buses may face a penalty if they enter the outer zone, which may expand to cars by 2025.