Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council has introduced a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to tackle harmful pollution from more polluting vehicles.

Bristol’s CAZ is in operation with a daily charge that runs from midnight to midnight. If charged for entering the zone, payments can be made online or by phone, up to six days before or six days after entering the zone.
We’re asking businesses to communicate with their staff about the CAZ and support sustainable travel to work wherever possible.

Bristol City Council estimate 71% of vehicles already meet the zone’s emissions standards – only older and more polluting vehicles will be charged.
Check your vehicle HERE

Bristol City Council is offering grants and loans to help residents and businesses that need to replace vehicles that don’t meet the zone’s emission standards. You may also be eligible for an exemption.

Find out more about exemption eligibility criteria HERE
If you own a vehicle that does not meet the zone’s emission standards and you meet the eligibility criteria, apply for an exemption HERE

You can find out more about the zone, where it covers, how to check your vehicle, financial support and exemption criteria by visiting our CAZ Hub. If you have any questions, please contact the transport engagement team

The following support is available for businesses and individuals:
– Free travel vouchers for bus, train and e-scooter
– Discounted bus tickets for your staff via First Bus Commuter Club Commuter Travel Club
– Free 1-1 Cycle Training to find a safe route to work
– The upper limit on the Cycle to Work scheme with increased upper limits allowing the purchase of ebikes
– Travelwest Grants for improvements to your building that support active travel
£2 bus fare cap on selected bus routes
More details on financial support are available HERE

Businesses across Bristol are being invited to sign up for free with a new journey sharing platform, Join My Journey, which matches people from the same workplace to share walking, cycling and car journeys.
Commissioned by Bristol City Council, working with Travelwest and South Gloucestershire Council, the scheme can save users money while helping to reduce rush hour congestion and pollution.
To get started, simply register with the website and create a company hub. After your hub has been verified you can invite your workforce to register and start sharing journeys with one another.
Smaller workplaces can also share journeys by joining an area hub, which links people up who are travelling to the same area.
Get started at

Trainline have developed a corporate rail travel platform that provides businesses with tools and information to encourage staff to use public transport. Not only does this help reduce carbon emissions, but it also eases congestion and fosters a sense of community among commuters. Find out more HERE

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