Environmental zone ZPA Toulouse - 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 24-04-2018.

There is no alert today.

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.
No restrictions. You are 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.
Zugmaschinen

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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 still allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

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

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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.
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.
Zugmaschinen

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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 still 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 currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Zugmaschinen

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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 still 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 currently allowed to drive.
Zugmaschinen

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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.
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.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Zugmaschinen

Fahrzeuge für die Land- oder Forstwirtschaft

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

The ZPA air protection zone of Toulouse

On 18.11.2017, the metropolis Toulouse (metropolitan area of Toulouse) had announced that the Crit’Air vignette would be introduced within the year 2017 in the city centre. According to the corresponding prefectural decree, the environmental zone will take effect on 27.11.2017. From this date on, circulation restrictions for several EURO emission standards can be pronounced in case of pollution peaks.

Toulouse is the industrial centre of the region Occitanie due to the international Airport of Blagnac, the major Airbus factories and a flourishing chemical industry. Therefore, the region suffers high air pollution which usually increases during the winter months. Even though, air quality values are quite stable within the ring road in the urban areas, however, ozone values regularly exceed the fixed limits.

Still, the situation is even worse in the surroundings of the major traffic axes as fine particles and nitrogen oxides reach alarming values. This presents a main reason for the introduction of an environmental zone in Toulouse.

The French metropolis (metropolitan area) of Toulouse is located in the département of Haute-Garonne in the region Occitanie and entails 37 municipalities. The government has its headquarters in the city of Toulouse.
The metropolis has a surface of 465 km² and around 1,3 million inhabitants. Toulouse itself counts 470.000 inhabitants on a surface of 118km².

The borders of the ZPA environmental zone of Toulouse

The ZPA environmental zone covers large parts of the city and its borders follow the ring road “périphérique”. Thus, for the first time in France a ZPA environmental zone is situated in the city area and not on the larger scale of the metropolitan area.
Regarding the border of the environmental zone, one must note that the ring roads (A62, A61, A620) are not counted in the environmental zone.
Therefore, the according highways can be used during sudden air pollution peaks.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone: Toulouse ZPA

Date of announcement of the zone: 18.11.2017

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 27.11.2017

Type of environmental zone: Zone of air protection, depending on weather conditions and activated on the 3rd day of an air pollution peak (> 80 µg/m³ particulate matter) after the warning alarm level is over (> 50 µg/m³ particulate matter).

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 3rd day of an air pollution peak.

Badge classes actual allowed: E, 1, 2, 3. Classes 4 and 5, depending on the level and the duration of the air pollution peak (cleanest classes = E and 1).

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.

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

Fines: From 68 to 375 euros.

Area/ extension of the environmental zone: The ZPA zone of air protection of the metropole Toulouse is limited by the highways A61 and A62 in the north, the A620 in the south and west and again by the A62 in the south-east. The previously mentioned highways (A62, A61, A620) are (not) counted in the environmental zone.

Special features: Beginning from the 3rd day of a pollution peak, badges are required in order to enter the city.

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

 

 

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