Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Brussels - Belgium
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2018
Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 24 hours a day
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Country of registration: all except Belgium
Vehicle class: cars, campers (M1), bus (M2, M3), vans (N1)
Type of fuel: petrol, diesel, LPG, CNG
Euro norm: 0-1 (petrol), 0-2 (diesel)
Fines: 350 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The whole Brussels region with all its 19 municipalities, an area of 161km² und 1.175.000 inhabitants, is affected. The environmental zone is bordered on the west and the north by Europastraße E19, on the east by Europastraße E40 and on the south by the municipality Watermael-Boitsfort. The restrictions of the LEZ of Brussels do not apply to the Europastraßen E19 and E40. Also excluded are 3 Park&Ride parking areas: Céria Coovi, Stalle (Ukkel), Kraainem (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe).
Special features: Retrofit allowed: no
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Region Brussels, +32(0)27757575, email@example.com
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
Do I need stickers or registrations?
How do I recognize the low emission zone?
Good to know...
All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.
A green city of millions is to be built on the Red Sea, where there are no conventional roads and cars are completely banned. The project is controversial, but it could be a blueprint for the mobility revolution in large cities in Europe as well.
The city is getting 291 new buses. All of them run on diesel engines. This contradicts the promise of the Green Senator for the Environment to ban all internal combustion vehicles from the city by 2030.
A new technology could soon use cars as mobile air filters. These would clean the city air while driving and could thus prevent impending diesel driving bans.
The French bus and taxi lanes are to be opened to all electric motorbikes in future. The aim is to encourage more people to buy electric vehicles.
High subsidies for plug-in hybrids will soon only be available for vehicles that can drive at least 60 km in pure electric mode. This could mean an end to the hype surrounding these vehicles in Germany.
Last year, nitrogen oxide levels in the Neckar valley remained below the limit value for the first time. The plaintiffs, who have been campaigning for better air for years, see this as only a partial success, however. The readings could, however, have an impact on driving bans in the city.
Only five days after tightening the rules in the Lyon Low Emission Zone, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the measures. The distinction between private individuals and traders disregards the equal rights of citizens. This could mean the end of the tightening in one of the dirtiest cities in France.
The free public transport service and the expansion of the light rail system make the use of public transport more attractive. Other offers help citizens to leave their cars behind. Driving bans are therefore unnecessary.
The city expects a significant increase in e-cars. But there is a lack of charging stations and models for the middle class.
Driving in the Belgian capital should no longer be fun. The speed limit in the entire city centre is the first step to deter drivers and significantly reduce traffic.