Environmental zone of Lisbon 1 – Portugal
Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and the capital of the country. The city lies on the hilly terrain of the Iberian Peninsula at the mouth of the Tagos river on the Atlantic coast in the extreme southwest of Europe.
Lisbon counts about half a million inhabitants and covers an area of 84.7 km². However, more than 2.5 million people live in the Greater Lisbon area and more than 30% of the Portuguese population, or 3.2 million people, lives in the Lisbon metropolitan area. The metropolitan region stretches across “Grande Lisboa” on the north bank of the Tagus river and the Península de Setúbal in the south.
Lisbon is the political, cultural and economic centre of Portugal with the main port, the seat of government, the highest state and government authorities, several universities and the Academy of Sciences (Academia das Ciências de Lisboa).
The buildings of the Hieronymus Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) and the Belém Tower at the mouth of the Tagos river are now symbols of Lisbon and have been declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco.
Air pollution in the Greater Lisbon area is mainly caused by road traffic, which is why the environmental zone of Lisbon 1 has been in place since 2011. The environmental zone of Lisbon 2 followed in 2012.
The zone of Lisbon 1 is valid from Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 9 pm. On these weekdays and at these times, access for a wide range of vehicle types is limited by the rules of the zone.
The current status of access rights to the zone for the individual vehicle types and EURO standards can only be viewed in the Green-Zones app.