Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published proposals on a zero-emission zone (ZEZ) for a city centre, which could be rolled out to a small part of the city by December this year. The two councils have issued final draft proposals for a ZEZ that will aim to reduce air pollution levels, improve the health and wellbeing of residents and respond to the declaration of a climate emergency. The new proposals focus on an interim “Red Zone” which will cover a small area of the city centre and will introduce charges for older, more polluting vehicles. The councils will then create a “Green Zone” covering the rest of the city centre in 2021/22, which will offer discounted charges for vehicles which comply with the London Ultra Low Emission Zone standards.
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