Barcelona to ban polluting vehicles from 2020

Barcelona city council intends to ban the “most polluting” vehicles from entering a new low-emission zone in the city centre by 2020.

Barcelona city council intends to ban the “most polluting” vehicles from entering a new low-emission zone in the city centre by 2020.

And circulation could be prohibited as early as next winter during nitrogen dioxide (NO2) episodes, which are declared in Barcelona once the concentration of the pollutant reaches 200 µg/m3.

The measure was announced on Monday by Barcelona’s deputy mayor for mobility Janet Sanz, who highlighted the need to tackle the city’s “structural” pollution problem. The city council will start by setting up a low-emission zone corresponding to the oval within Barcelona’s B-10 and B-20 ring roads.

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