Bristol Clean Air Zone to start charging older and more polluting vehicles on 28 November
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees, has confirmed that the city’s Clean Air Zone will start operating on Monday 28 November (2022). The Mayor also highlighted that there is still time to apply for financial support to replace vehicles that don’t meet the zone’s emission standards.
Two thirds of vehicles are already able to travel in the zone free of charge, but we know some people need a bit longer to make adaptations. There is an exemption available until July 2023 for those that are successful in applying for financial support and have yet to receive their new vehicle.
In addition, we’ve asked Government to extend other temporary exemptions from the charge which will be available to:
residents in the zone
people working within the zone and earning less than £27,000 a year
Blue Badge holders
patients attending hospitals in the zone
Applications for these temporary exemptions will open in September.
During negotiations with government, the council also secured £5.9 million of support for people to switch to active travel: including bike and e-bike trials, cycle training, VOI e-Scooter credit, bus tickets, and planning sessions with travel experts to help people explore all their options for their regular journeys.