Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Oxford - United Kingdom
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019
Type of environmental zone
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle type: public bus (M3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-4
Fines: 100 € - 1000 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The following roads are affected by the environmental zone:
Botley Road east of Earl Street, Frideswide Square, Hollybush Row, Park End Street, Hythe Bridge Street, Worcester Street, George Street, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Beaumont Street, Magdalen Street West, Magdalen Street East, Broad Street, St Giles, New Road, Queen Street, Castle Street, Old Greyfriars Street, Speedwell Street, Thames Street, St Aldates, High Street, Longwall Street, the Plain, St Clements Street and Cowley Road north of Circus Street.
Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (NOx)
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Martin Kraftl
Senior Transport Planner
Highways & Transport
Oxfordshire County Council
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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According to Mayor Keller, the environmental lanes that have been active for about two years cause congestion and emissions. Therefore, he is abolishing the lanes - making diesel driving bans very likely.
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After the industry and experts from some universities, politicians are now also critical of the stricter regulations, which will effectively mean the end of combustion engines from 2025, but will hardly have any effect on air quality.
In order to achieve the EU's climate goals, the EU is promoting the sale of e-cars enormously. And they also want to enforce their goal with stricter regulations for combustion cars.
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