Bristol City Council will be introducing a Clean Air Zone on Monday 28 November 2022 to reduce harmful pollution from vehicles.


Poor air quality has a major impact on the health of everyone in the city and the Clean Air Zone will help us tackle this issue and meet government targets for cleaner air in 2023. 


The zone is in the central area where air quality is poorest. No vehicles will be 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 per cent 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.


How to prepare for the Clean Air Zone

Get ready for Bristol’s Clean Air Zone by following our three easy steps:

·                     go to the government’s clean air zone pages to check if your vehicle will be charged

·                     check our interactive map to see how the zone affects you

·                     find out if you are eligible for financial support or an exemption at on our website


Reducing air pollution is everyone’s responsibility so please consider how you travel. Most people can travel into and around the city centre without using a car at all. Visit the active travel pages on Travelwest to see how we can support you to take more journeys by public transport, cycling and walking.

If you want to find out more about the Clean Air Zone visit our website or email


Find out more in our Community Toolkit which is attached.

Published: Aug 22, 2022