Barcelona will ban cars more than 20 years in 2019

From 1 January 2019 the most polluting vehicles can not circulate Monday through Friday Barcelona and 39 other municipalities in the metropolitan area.Barcelona will ban cars more than 20 years in 2019

Regardless of the quality of air, 2019 from Barcelona will close the traffic on weekdays to the most polluting vehicles. This restriction will affect vehicles prior to Euro Category 1Vans registered before 1 October 1994 and registered before January 1, 1997 cars, which will involve 106,018 vehicles -7 percent of the fleet-, and 22,049 vans, ie 16 percent.

This is explained by the conceller of Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, the first major meeting on pollution in Barcelona, ​​which also helped the City Council of the Catalan capital, the Metropolitan Area of ​​Barcelona (AMB), the Barcelona Provincial Council and the departments of Health, Interior and Administration of the Generalitat. The commitment of the summit is reduce by 30 percent traffic emissions within 15 years.

This agreement will affect 40 municipalities designated Special Protection Areas of the Atmospheric Environment where 4.3 million people and includes populations of the regions of Barcelonès, Baix Llobregat, Vallès Occidental and Oriental.

Another measure is the ban on circulation to the vehicles that do not receive the environmental hallmark of the DGT -of gasoline registered before 2000 and before 2006 diesel in space comprised Rounds Barcelona episodes contaminants from December 2017.

It will also create a Metropolitan Green Card before the summer that will three years of free public transport and which will benefit residents of the metropolitan area disenrolled a contaminant vehicle and do not acquire another during the three-year life of the card. At the same time we will study the introduction of a possible toll against congestion in this area.

Vice President of AMB Antoni Poveda has announced that the body will stop homologated diesel taxis in 2019 and install parking spaces exchange with public transport -park and Ride-and asked Bus-HOV lanes more, L9 and L10 finish the Metro and financing and public transport.

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