The Crit’Air vignette has been introduced in Lyon

The prefect of the department Rhône has decided in an order dated 1212.2016 to introduce the Crit’Air vignette in Lyon and in the neighbor town of Villeurbanne. The vignette is combined with the system of alternate traffic circulation, which prohibits the circulation for even or odd registration plate numbers every second day in case of a pollution peak.

The Crit’Air vignettes electro, 1, 2 and 3 will not be concerned by the alternate traffic circulation, independently of the number of their registration plate, even or odd.
However, after 4 consecutive days of pollution peak, the vehicles bearing the Crit’Air vignette 3, the orange ones, will also be concerned by the system of alternate traffic circulation.

This measure will enter into force as soon as the rate of 50µg/m3 of fine particulates in the air will be reached, instead of the     limit of 80µg/m3, which means already a few days before the alarm peak is reached.
Generally, all the vehicles will have to bear a Crit’Air vignette in order the facilitate the controls. Besides, the rates of air pollutants in the atmosphere are very variable and poorly predicable in a long term.

Like in Grenoble, Lyon introduces then a “sporadic” environmental zone, in which the vignette will be mandatory for all vehicles in case of a persistent pollution peak.

Every infringe against this measure will be punished with a contravention of the 2nd class, which means by a financial fine of 35 Euros, according to the articles L.325-1 to L.325-3 and R. 411-19 of the French traffic regulation code.
You will find the prefectural order n° 69-2016-12-12-002 relating to traffic restrictions in case of a pollution peak in the conurbation of Lyon on the following link.

Picture: Envirinmental zone Lyon

News about the environmental zone Lyon

22.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

21.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the city of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

20.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

19.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday

18.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

17.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the city of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

16.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

15.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

14.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

13.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

12.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the city of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

11.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

10.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

09.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

08.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the city of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

07.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

06.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

05.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

04.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the city of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

03.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

02.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

01.02.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the metropole of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

31.01.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

30.01.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. For the metropole of Lyon, the vignettes E to 5 can drive without restrictions.

29.01.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

28.01.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

27.01.2017 - There are no changes to report for this environmental zone today. The status is the same as yesterday.

26.01.2017 – According to the Prefect of the department Rhône, the traffic restrictions will no longer be applied today in Lyon. It means that all the vehicles are allowed to drive. The changing weather conditions should lead to an amelioration of the air quality in the metropole of Lyon in the next days.

23.01.2017 - Because of a new pollution peak, the cities of Paris and Lyon introduced on 23.01.2017 for the first time the differentiate traffic with the help of the Crit’Air vignette.
For the metropole of Lyon, only the vignettes E to 3 can drive without restrictions from the 23.01.2017. The vignettes 4 and 5 are falling under the alternate traffic system which allows alternatively even or odd registration plates to drive.

12.12.2016 - After Paris and Grenoble the Crit’Air vignette has been introduced in Lyon
The prefect of the department Rhône has decided in an order dated 1212.2016 to introduce the Crit’Air vignette in Lyon and in the neighbor town of Villeurbanne
. The vignette is combined with the system of alternate traffic circulation, which prohibits the circulation for even or odd registration plate numbers every second day in case of a pollution peak.
The Crit’Air vignettes electro, 1, 2 and 3 will not be concerned by the alternate traffic circulation, independently of the number of their registration plate, even or odd.
However, after 4 consecutive days of pollution peak, the vehicles bearing the Crit’Air vignette 3, the orange ones, will also be concerned by the system of alternate traffic circulation.
Like in Grenoble, Lyon introduces then a “sporadic” environmental zone, in which the vignette will be mandatory for all vehicles in case of a persistent pollution peak.