Come along to the information sessions and resolve you doubts about the Low Emissions ZoneInformation sessions are being organised in the city’s districts to inform the general public about the Ring Roads Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and address any doubts people might have.
The permanent Ring Roads Low Emission Zone (LEZ), comes into force on 1 January 2020, restricting access to and circulation in the city for vehicles which do not have an environmental rating badge issued by the DGT.
The measure should affect some 50,000 vehicles, which will not be able to circulate in the city streets on working days from Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 8 pm.
Because of this, Barcelona City Council will be organising information sessions in the city’s districts between 25 November and 19 December. The sessions are designed to inform the general public, in particular the owners of private vehicles without the DGT badge, about the different options available to them.
Timetable for sessions
In the district of Gràcia, the Biblioteca Jaume Fuster will be hosting an LEZ information session on Monday 25 November.
In the districts of L’Eixample and Sarrià Sant-Gervasi, the talks will be given at the Sagrada Família, Urgell and Vil·la Urània civic centres on 28 November, 19 and 3 December respectively.
The council meeting rooms at the district offices for Horta-Guinardó, Sants-Montjuïc and Les Corts will be opening their doors to host LEZ information sessions on 29 November, 12 and 19 December respectively.
On 17 December it will be the turn of the council meeting rooms at the district offices for Nou Barris and Sant Martí to host LEZ information sessions.
Finally, the session in Sant Andreu will be held at Can Fabra on 10 December and the one in Ciutat Vella will be in the Sala Ernest Lluch in the district office on 16 December.
All the sessions will be held at 6 pm, except for the one in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi wich will be held at 6.30 pm, and the ones in Horta-Guinardó and Sant Andreu, at 7 pm.
Doubts and FAQs
The LEZ Ring Roads BCN includes Barcelona (except the industrial part of the Zona Franca, Vallvidrera, Tibidabo and Les Planes), Sant Adrià de Besòs and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, and part of Esplugues de Llobregat and Cornellà de Llobregat.
The Ronda de Dalt and Ronda Litoral ring roads will be free of restrictions, meaning all vehicles can use them (even those which pollute the most). What these vehicle will not be allowed to do is to use any of the exits to enter the city or the city streets covered by the LEZ.
Finding out which DGT badge corresponds to a vehicle is as simple as visiting the website of the Directorate General for Traffic (DGT), the Barcelona City Council Air Quality website or the AMB register and introducing the vehicle number plate to find out if it is affected by the LEZ restrictions.
The Low Emission Zone will be enforced using more than 100 cameras which will check the number plates against their DGT environment rating, the metropolitan register of foreign vehicles and other authorised vehicles.
A one-year moratorium has been established for vans, coaches and lorries, while some other vehicles remain exempt until they are replaced and others can request authorisations. These can be checked here.