Environmental Zone LEZ Barcelona/City - Spain

Fine particles, nitrogen oxide and ozone have an influence on the validity of the vignettes.
You can inform yourself here about the current and future validity status of the vignettes.

Validity of the badges today, the 09-12-2018.

There is no warning.

Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.

The LEZ Barcelona/City environmental zone

In December 2017, a temporary LEZ environmental zone was established in the city of Barcelona in agreement with the Barcelona Metropolitan Region (AMB) and the Government of Catalonia. This urban LEZ (Low Emission Zone) is called ZBE (Zona Baixes Emissions) in Catalonia. The LEZ came into force on 01.12.2017 and bans many vehicle types for passenger and freight transport with EURO 0-3 standards from traffic in the event of high nitrogen dioxide levels.
From 2020, the rules will be quickly tightened up, the LEZ environmental zone will then be permanently active and the Distintivo Ambiental badge will become mandatory at all times, i.e. not only in case of an air pollution peak.

Since the four badge categories 0, ECO, B and C, according to the classification table, are only assigned to vehicles of the EURO classes 4-6 for petrol vehicles and EURO classes 3-6 for diesel vehicles, all other older vehicles are then permanently banned from traffic. See the table below for detailed rules.

Barcelona centre

The LEZ Barcelona/City environmental zone covers an area of around 92 km² in the municipality of Barcelona, which lies within the B-10 and B-20 motorways ring road. Barcelona counts around 1.65 million inhabitants, covering a total area of 101.4 km² in 10 urban districts.
Exceptions are the districts of Vallvidrera, Tibidabo and Llanuras, the industrial area of Franca-Poligono and some areas of the municipality of Barcelona outside the B-10 and B-20 motorways ring road.

Driving bans imposed due to an air pollution peak are only valid from Monday to Friday between 7 am and 8 pm and from the day following the announcement of the driving ban by the city authorities.
Emergency vehicles and vehicles of people with reduced mobility are excluded from driving bans in any case.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone LEZ Barcelona/City - Spain
Date of announcement of the zone:
21-04-2016
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-12-2017
Type of environmental zone:
Temporary LEZ environmental zone, depending on weather conditions and activated following the announcement of an early warning stage, a warning or an alarm or the decision of the relevant authorities (see the section Special features).
Current obligation to drive with a badge:
If a temporary driving ban is imposed, the badge becomes mandatory. See the section Driving bans (temporary).
Badge classes allowed after 01-12-2017:
Class 0, Class B, Class C, Class ECO and No Distintivo Ambiental
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
From 2020, the Distintivo Ambiental will be mandatory for all vehicles and the LEZ zone will not only be temporarily but also permanently active.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
When the temporary LEZ environmental zone is activated, the following vehicle types are subject to a driving ban.For L1-7 types: Euro standards 0-1. For M1, N1 petrol types: Euro standards 0-2. For M1, N1 diesel types: Euro standards 0-3. For M2, M3, N2, N3 petrol/diesel types: Euro standards 0-3.
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
Information currently unavailable
Fines:
100 euros (50 Euro if payment within 20 days).
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The area of the environmental zone of the city of Barcelona includes the urban centre within the B-20 and B-10 motorways, the socalled “rondas”. The environmental zone of Barcelona is concentrated on the municipality of Barcelona, except for the districts of Vallvidrera, Tibidabo and Llanuras and the industrial area south of the B-10 motorway. The environmental zone also includes the surrounding municipalities of Barcelona: Sant Adrià de Besòs, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat und Cornellà de Llobregat.
Special features:
The driving bans imposed by the relevant authorities can also be consulted on the website https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/qualitataire/en/ .Eventual temporary driving bans are only valid from Monday to Friday between 7 am and 8 pm.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions:
Information currently unavailable
Order a Spanish Distintivo Ambiental badge for ZEZ / LEZ environmental zones in Spain here.

 

 

 

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