How the money from Clean Air Zone charges and Penalty Charge Notices is used

Bristol's Clean Air Zone started on 28 November 2022 to reduce air pollution and improve the health of everyone living and visiting the city.  The zone is not intended or created to generate profit.  Funds from charges are used to cover the costs of operating the zone which includes:

  • intallation and maintenance of cameras

  • installation and maintenance of signs

  • staff and administration costs

  • costs of decommissioning cameras or changes to the zone

If there is money left after paying operational costs, it must be spent on local projects.  This includes to help:

Money from Clean Air Zone charges can also be allocated to existing transport schemes for example: