Do you know that, from 2020, certain vehicles will be subject to permanent restrictions in order to reduce pollution? Which area is affected? Do you know which vehicles will not be allowed to circulate? All these details will be regulated by the new Barcelona Ring Roads Low Emissions Zone byelaw. Barcelona City Council has launched a participative process so that the public can collaborate in the drafting of this legislation.
The Low Emissions Zone is an area inside Barcelona’s ring roads where cars without a DGT environmental badge would already be banned from circulating if nitrogen dioxide pollution (NO2) levels reached a certain threshold. From January 2020, however, these restrictions will apply to the most polluting vehicles on a permanent basis every weekday from 7 am to 8 pm. The aim of this measure is to reduce pollution and thus improve air quality.
In order to inform the public about this legislation and gather its opinions to take them into account when drafting the new byelaw, the City Council has embarked on a participative process with several discussion meetings open to all. The meetings will be held according to the following schedule:
- 27 June, 6.00 pm University of Barcelona historic building (Capella classroom). Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585.
- 3 July, 6 pm Casa de Convalescència (classrooms 11 and 13). Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 171
- 11 July, 6 pm Barcelona Esquerra Comprehensive Pediatric Facility, CAPIBE (auditorium). Numància, 7-13.
In addition, a space has been made available at Decidim Barcelona so that everyone can voice their opinion. You can find it on this link.