Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Ghent - Belgium
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2020
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, Netherlands
Vehicle class: cars, campers (M1), buses (M2, M3), vans (N1), trucks (N2, N3)
Type of fuel: petrol, diesel, LPG, CNG
Euronorm: 0-1 (petrol, LPG, CNG), 0-4 (diesel)
Badge/registration/authorisation: Entry with registration only
Fines: 150-350 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The municipality of Ghent, that means the city centre, is the only area affected by the environmental zone. This area is bordered by the city ring R40, which is not affected by it. Furthermore, the regional road N430, which leads through the environmental zone, the highway B401 exit E17, which goes towards the city centre and leads to the access road N422 to König Albert Park, are not affected.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: City of Gent, Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent; 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.
The city is introducing a 40 speed limit on major roads to reduce nitrogen oxide levels and avoid driving bans.
Deutsche Umwelthilfe laments the real emissions of new trucks on the roads and demands a rethink.
The European Court of Justice has upheld the European Commission's action, demanding that Italy act more quickly to reduce air pollution.
The state government in Lower Saxony is preaching traffic turnaround and climate protection - and continues to rely on heavy diesel limousines.
In the referendum, the citizens clearly voted against the construction of the City-Bahn and, according to Mayor Gert-Uwe Mende (SPD), missed a century's chance of a traffic turnaround.
Traffic on Astypalea is to become completely climate-neutral and electric. The island will thus become a pioneer for the smart city of tomorrow.
In the Arve valley, the speed limit is reduced by up to 40 km/h. Three sections of motorway are affected by the measures. The aim is to avoid the threat of air pollution and the associated driving bans.
Volkswagen - the name says it all: a car for the people from a good traditional German company. When in the 1930s the first VW Beetles and later the vans hit the streets, the people were thrilled. The cars accompanied us on road trips and holidays, gave us a feeling of freedom and reliability. And that for decades.
Research and sustainable development were the focus of this year's Citizen Science Festival 2020 at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. Various international and national citizen research projects were presented, among others on the topics of air quality, light pollution and plastic avoidance.
In the new year, various low emission zones will come into force in France, permanently banning older burners from city centres. This increases the risk of fines in the impenetrable system of permanent and temporary low emission zones.