Environmental Zone LEZ Madrid/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.
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 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.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
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 still 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.
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 currently 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.
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.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
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 still 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.
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 still allowed to drive into this zone.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still 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.
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.
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 into this zone.

Following a complaint by the Government of the province of Madrid, the current Protocol on Air Pollution is suspended. From now on the protocol of 21.01.2016 is valid until revoked. This protocol does not refer to a Distintivo Ambiental badge requirement but establishes that, in case of an air pollution, only vehicles with either an even or odd number plate are authorised to drive.

The LEZ Madrid/City environmental zone

The LEZ Madrid/City environmental zone is an outer, temporary zone around the LEZ Madrid/M-30 and the ZEZ Madrid/Central. This urban LEZ (Low Emission Zone) environmental zone is also called ZBE (Zona Bajas Emissions) in Spain and was approved by the City Council of Madrid on 27.09.2018 in the Protocolo de actuación para episodios de contaminación por dióxido de nitrógeno and came into force on 08.10.2018. On the basis of the 5 scenarios of the protocol, the LEZ Madrid is dividided into two zones by Green-Zones: Madrid/M-30 and the surrounding districts of Madrid city.
The LEZ Madrid/City environmental zone covers the entire city area outside the M-30 motorway ring road with its 21 urban districts.
In the Madrid/City environmental zone, traffic restrictions and/or driving bans apply during weather or traffic-related air pollution peaks, which are staggered according duration and intensity in up to 5 scenarios. This ranges from speed reductions, the promotion of public transport, the prohibition of parking in many places to driving bans.

Aerial view of the city of Madrid

The area of the LEZ Madrid/City and its inner LEZ Madrid/M-30 covers 606 km² and counts around 3.1 million inhabitants. The city (Ciudad) Madrid includes the metropolitan area of Madrid (Area Metropolitana de Madrid) with an area of 4,610 km² and 5.85 million inhabitants. The metropolis Madrid itself is part of the municipality (Comunidad) Madrid, which is one of 17 Spanish provinces with 8,030 km² and about 6.5 million inhabitants.

The most likely driving bans for vehicles without a Distintivo Ambiental (affecting EURO classes 0-3) will occur when scenario no. 2 comes into force, i.e. when the early warning stage has been proclaimed on two consecutive days. In case of scenario no. 5, the worst alarm stage, for example, the B and C badge classes are banned from traffic. This means that only electric, gas and hybrid vehicles are allowed to enter the LEZ Madrid/M-30. For all 5 scenarios read the info on the right hand-side column.

The two Madrid/Central and Madrid/M-30 environmental zones regulate the entry access rights, the parking areas and their costs via a regulated parking system, the 5 stages of the air protection protocol and the four badge types.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone LEZ Madrid/City - Spain
Date of announcement of the zone:
27-09-2018
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
08-10-2018
Type of environmental zone:
LEZ environmental zone, depending on weather conditions, where driving bans and traffic restrictions are activated following the announcement of an early warning stage, a warning or an alarm by the City of Madrid if the levels of NO2 exceed 180, 200 und 400 µg/m³.
Current obligation to drive with a badge:
Cyclomotor/Motorcyle (L1e), Motorcycle (L3e), Motorcycles with sidecars (L4e), Tricycles (L2e), Fast tricycle (L5e), Light four-wheeled vehicle (L6e), Four wheeled vehicle (L7e), Car (M1), Motor home (M1), Heavy motor home (M1), Minibus (M2), Coach (M3), Van (N1), Delivery truck (N2), Light truck (N2) and Heavy truck (N3)
Badge classes allowed after 08-10-2018:
No Distintivo Ambiental, Class 0, Class B, Class C and Class ECO
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
From 2020, the zone will be converted into a permanent LEZ zone and no vehicle without a badge will be allowed to park within the zone. Furthermore, no vehicle without a badge will be allowed to enter after 2025.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
If the city council declares an air pollution peak, a speed limit of 70 km/h can be set on the M-30 motorway and its access roads depending on the pollution level. In case of additional alarm levels, only vehicles equipped with a Distintivo Ambiental are allowed to enter the urban area and the parking of vehicles with B and C badge classes is prohibited on the SER parking places.
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
Information currently unavailable
Fines:
90 Euro
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The city of Madrid is divided into 21 boroughs (distritos), which in turn are divided into several districts (barrios). These 21 boroughs of the LEZ Madrid/City are: 1 Centro, 2 Arganzuela, 3 Retiro, 4 Salamanca, 5 Chamartín, 6 Tetuán, 7 Chamberí, 8 Fuencarral-El Pardo, 9 Moncloa-Aravaca, 10 Latina, 11 Carabanchel, 12 Usera, 13 Puente de Vallecas, 14 Moratalaz, 15 Ciudad Lineal, 16 Hortaleza, 17 Villaverde, 18 Villa de Vallecas, 19 Vicálvaro, 20 San Blas, 21 Barajas.
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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