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Environmental zone of the Ruhr area

The cities of the Ruhr area decided to introduce an environmental zone in November 2010, which entered into force on the 01.01.2012.

This permanent environmental zone contains the part of the city or of the region delimited on the map. To visualize all the details of the limits for the environmental zone of Ruhr area and the possibilities to drive around it, please click on the interactive map.

The traffic restrictions related to the environmental zone apply since the introduction of the zone and allow vehicles equipped with the green environmental badge (EURO 4) to drive in the zone.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone Ruhr area – Germany
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-01-2012
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Current obligation to drive with a badge:
Car (M1), Motor home (M1), Heavy motor home (M1), Minibus (M2), Coach (M3), Van (N1), Delivery truck (N2), Light truck (N2) and Heavy truck (N3)
Badge classes allowed after 01-01-2012:
Class 4 (cleanest class = 4).
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
Information currently unavailable
Fines:
80 euros.
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The environmental zone encompasses the areas Bochum, Bottrop, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Mülheim, Oberhausen, Recklinghausen, Castrop-Rauxel, Gladbeck, Herten and Herne.
Order here a German Environmental Badge for green environmental zones in Germany

 

 

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