Environmental zone ZPA Lyon - France

Fine particles, nitrogen oxide and ozone have an influence on the validity of the vignettes.
You can inform yourself here about the current and future validity status of the vignettes.

Validity of the badges today, the 22-08-2017.

There is no alert today.

Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.

The ZPA environmental zone Lyon

The prefect of the department Rhône has decided in an order dated 12.12.2016 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.

Contours of the zone in Lyon

The measure of traffic restrictions concerns an area covering all the streets of the municipality of Lyon and the municipality of Villeurbanne.

Attention: The highways A7, A6 and A42 are not concerned by the measure. You will find here a list of the other streets which are not included in the zone of traffic restriction.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone: ZPA Lyon

Date of announcement of the zone: 11.2016

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 12.12.2016

Type of environmental zone: Zone of air protection, depends on the weather situation and is activated on the 5th day of an air pollution peak (> 80 µg/m³ fine dust particles) after the warning alarm level is over (> 50 µg/m³ fine dust particles).

Current obligation to drive with a badge: For cars, trucks, buses, light utility vehicles and light vehicles with two, three and four wheels, as of the 5th day of an air pollution peak.

Badge classes allowed as of 12.12.2016: E, 1, 2. Classes 3, 4 and 5, depending on the level and the duration of the air pollution peak (cleanest class = E and 1). A system of alternative driving bans between even and odd plate numbers is applied for badges 3, 4 and 5.

Future restrictions planned for badge classes: Information currently unavailable.

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Vehicles without a sufficiently high class of Crit’Air vignette, depending on the level and duration of the air pollution peak. Potential alternative driving ban for even and odd number plates for vehicles with vignette class 3, 4 and 5.

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Information currently unavailable.

Fines: From 35 to 375 euros.

Area/ extension of the environmental zone: The ZPA environmental zone of Lyon entails all roads inside the borders of the municipalities of Lyon and its neighboring city of Villeurbanne. This is equivalent to a surface of 10 km by 10 km, that is, around 100 km². Highways A7, A6 and A42 are exempted from this measure.

Special features: Vehicles with a class 3 Crit’Air vignette are only affected by the even/odd plate number rule as of the 4th day of an air pollution peak. An air pollution alarm can already be activated with values of > 50 µg/m³ fine dust particles in the air, not only as of 80 µg/m³.

Order here a French Crit'Air Vignette for French ZCR/ZPA zones

 

 

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