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Low Emission Zone

Since January 2015, Brighton and Hove became one of only a handful of places in the UK to have a low emission zone (LEZ).

The LEZ covers a central area from Castle Square, North Street and Western Road as far as Palmeira Square.

The aim of the zone is to improve air quality by reducing levels of nitrogen dioxide. This is done by imposing restrictions that encourage bus and taxi operators to invest in low-emission vehicles, as well as changes to traffic light signalling and other infrastructure measures.

Although the LEZ area is small, almost 98% of bus movements in the city pass through the zone, extending the benefits of cleaner buses and taxis throughout the city.

Click below for an infographic illustrating the environmental performance of our current fleet. It shows where we plan to head over the coming years with the addition of new buses, including electric buses.


Brighton and Hove Buses, 2015