Emission limit starts

The Oxford Times: Emission limit starts Emission limit starts

Oxford will become a low-emission zone from tomorrow.

This means only buses which meet the EURO 5 standard for emissions will be able to drive through the city centre.

It will be only the second such zone in the UK outside London and aims to improve air quality and cut pollution.

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9:26am Tue 31 Dec 13

Dilligaf2010 says...

How is this going to improve air quality, and cut pollution, buses aren't the only vehicles that drive through the city centre.
How is this going to improve air quality, and cut pollution, buses aren't the only vehicles that drive through the city centre. Dilligaf2010

12:33pm Tue 31 Dec 13

King Joke says...

No but they do form the majority of vehicles on the very central area. It simply isn't possible to check every vehicle driving for its emission standards, but bus companies tend to operate fixed fleets so it's possible to stipulate how these fleets are made up.
No but they do form the majority of vehicles on the very central area. It simply isn't possible to check every vehicle driving for its emission standards, but bus companies tend to operate fixed fleets so it's possible to stipulate how these fleets are made up. King Joke

1:24pm Tue 31 Dec 13

EMBOX2 says...

Those old Arriva buses will be out then, about time too!
Those old Arriva buses will be out then, about time too! EMBOX2

5:50pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

I wonder how long before a newly married couple appear in the "Oxford Mail" whose wedding day was "ruined" by a LEZ issue...

Heritage Routemasters are a popular choice for couples transporting their guests between Church/ceremony to reception and may not be LEZ compliant.
I wonder how long before a newly married couple appear in the "Oxford Mail" whose wedding day was "ruined" by a LEZ issue... Heritage Routemasters are a popular choice for couples transporting their guests between Church/ceremony to reception and may not be LEZ compliant. Andrew:Oxford

2:57pm Wed 1 Jan 14

King Joke says...

Andrew: there is a derogation for infrequent services, but at any rate this will not apply to vehicles on private hire and not operating a registered service, so the RMs on wedding hires are safe.

Embox: The only Arriva service in the City Centre is the 280, largely operated by 58-plate E400s with the odd older ALX400. I presume the latter are now banned but they were so few and far between they weren't really a problem.
Andrew: there is a derogation for infrequent services, but at any rate this will not apply to vehicles on private hire and not operating a registered service, so the RMs on wedding hires are safe. Embox: The only Arriva service in the City Centre is the 280, largely operated by 58-plate E400s with the odd older ALX400. I presume the latter are now banned but they were so few and far between they weren't really a problem. King Joke

3:25pm Wed 1 Jan 14

rabbitrr says...

The Cameras will be going up next, closely followed by charging individual road users aka the London LEA (King Joke, if they can do it for London and the enormous amount of traffic flow they get there, you can bet your bottom dollar they can and WILL do it in Oxford) and then It'll be congestion charging on top just to really destroy Oxfords standing as a visitor attraction. Unless of course your on a push bike or drive one of those so called eco friendly electric cars.
The Cameras will be going up next, closely followed by charging individual road users aka the London LEA (King Joke, if they can do it for London and the enormous amount of traffic flow they get there, you can bet your bottom dollar they can and WILL do it in Oxford) and then It'll be congestion charging on top just to really destroy Oxfords standing as a visitor attraction. Unless of course your on a push bike or drive one of those so called eco friendly electric cars. rabbitrr

8:26am Thu 2 Jan 14

King Joke says...

Rabbit - where is your evidence that congestion charging is to be introduced in Oxford? It's the first I've heard of it.

As regards tourism, I was labouring under the impression people came to see our beautiful college buildings, world class musea, quirky covered market and so on. How wrong I was; now you've put me right I understand they come to see long queues of cars.
Rabbit - where is your evidence that congestion charging is to be introduced in Oxford? It's the first I've heard of it. As regards tourism, I was labouring under the impression people came to see our beautiful college buildings, world class musea, quirky covered market and so on. How wrong I was; now you've put me right I understand they come to see long queues of cars. King Joke

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