Lyon will follow Paris and strengthen its low emissions zone.

For individuals, the low emission zone (ZFE) of the Lyon metropolis was until then not very restrictive. Alone the most polluting utilities were affected by traffic bans. But that will change, and this from the start of 2022 : vehicles with a Crit’Air 5 sticker will be banned in the city and its suburbs.

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The diesel ban, which was announced at the end of 2020, will take place gradually, as is the case in Paris, for example. The perimeter of authorized stickers goes shrink from year to year, until including only Crit’Air 1 and 0 (electric). De facto excluding all diesel engines from Lyon.

Are the A6 and A7 motorways included?

For the rest of the details, we will have to wait a little longer: the president of the Lyon metropolis (which includes Lyon, Caluire-et-Cuire and Villeurbanne), the ecologist Bruno Bernard, specifies that they are still discussion topics. In particular, it will be a question of including (or not) the A6 and A7 motorways that cross the agglomeration, or to provide for exemptions from these restrictions.

A ZFE model inaugurated by Paris, but that we imagine spreading to many agglomerations in France. A total of 10 major cities already have or will soon put in place traffic restrictions based on the famous Crit’Air sticker:

  • the Grand metropolis Paris
  • the metropolis of Lyon
  • Grenoble
  • The city Aix-Marseille-Provence
  • The city Nice-Cote d’Azur
  • The city Toulon-Provence-Mediterranean
  • Toulouse Metropolis
  • Montpellier-Mediterranean Metropolis
  • the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg
  • The city Rouen-Normandy

Source: AFP via CCFA

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