Bristol City Council has introduced a Clean Air Zone to reduce harmful pollution from vehicles.
The zone is in the central area where air quality is poorest. No vehicles are banned from driving in the zone, but older and more polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to drive in the zone.
71% of vehicles already meet the zone’s emission standards. The council is offering financial support and advice to help people upgrade their vehicles or switch to a cleaner way of travelling.
Bristol Clean Air Zone – at a glance
- Bristol Clean Air Zone is live from 28 November 2022
- Use the government’s online Clean Air Zone Checker to see if your vehicle will be charged to drive in Bristol’s Clean Air Zone
- Road signage will tell you when you’re approaching or entering the zone
- Charges apply 24 hours a day (midnight to midnight), seven days a week, 365 days of the year
- The daily charge for cars, taxis and light goods vehicles is £9
- The daily charge for heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches is £100
- You won’t be notified about payment – the responsibility lies with you
- You have six days to pay the daily charge – you can pay up to six days before and six days after travel
- Pay your charge on www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones or by calling 0300 029 8888
- Find out if you are eligible for Clean Air Zone financial support or an exemption
You can find out more about the Clean Air Zone on the Bristol City Council website.