Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Gelsenkirchen – Germany
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2012
Type of environmental zone: Permanent
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Trucks of types N1, N2 and N3 and busses of types M2 and M3 that do not fulfill Euro Norm 4 as well as cars and mobile homes <3,5 t of type M1 that do not fulfill the Euro Norm 4.
Fines: 80 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone encompasses the areas Bochum, Bottrop, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Mülheim, Oberhausen, Recklinghausen, Castrop-Rauxel, Gladbeck, Herten and Herne.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Bürgerdienste: email@example.com, Phone: +49 (0)231/50-13331
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
Do I need stickers or registrations?
How do I recognize the low emission zone?
Are there other low emission zones in Germany?
Yes, a lot of them. With over 80 different environmental zones, Germany has one of the most in Europe.
In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.
Is there a sticker for electric cars?
What advantages do I have with an E-sticker?
The E-sticker gives you various advantages. Depending on the municipality, there are various advantages, such as the use of bus lanes, free parking on the road and at electricity charging points, as well as the possible use of otherwise closed roads.
Do I need a green environmental sticker despite the E-sticker?
Yes, every car, no matter whether it is being driven on with petrol, diesel or electricity, requires a green environmental sticker according to the law. The E-sticker also entitles you to additional advantages over non-electric vehicles. The 35th BImSchV does not provide a separate paragraph for electric vehicles, which regulates them as an exception. Therefore: If an electric vehicle drives into a green environmental zone without a green sticker, a fine of 80 € + approx. 25 € handling fee must be expected.
Good to know...
All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.
Motorcyclists stick together and defend themselves against the new noise protection zone Außerfern in Tyrol.
More and more cities are trying to transform their inner cities into traffic-calmed zones. Newest member in the list: the Austrian capital.
Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen - they all have already set up the so-called eco lanes or at least are firmly in planning. Now the metropolis of Lyon in France is venturing to follow the German "light" diesel driving bans.
Low emission zones, which have been established against air pollution (fine particles/ NOx) and have been in existence in Europe for several years, are now known to the general public. Toll roads are also known to every local, tourist and logistician.
Surprisingly, on 04.06.2020, without previous announcements, settlement talks between the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia took place.
On 24.06.2020, the Higher Administrative Court (OVG) in Schleswig will hear the state's clean air plan for Kiel. Specifically, the plan concerns possible diesel driving bans on the Theodor-Heuss-Ring.
Around a year ago on LeipzigerStraße was introduced in Berlin Tempo 30 The goal was to significantly reduce the extremely high nitrogen oxide load (59 g / m³) and to prevent further dieseldrivingbans.
Thanks to Corona, air quality has demonstrably improved significantly almost everywhere and some cities and citizens are already singing the praises of the end of the diesel driving bans.