With the aim of having better air quality, the Lisbon City Council wants to extend the ban on the circulation of vehicles prior to 1996 to the entire territory of the city, according to a report by Expresso in interviewed the vice-president, Filipe Anacoreta Correia. The municipality thus wants to prevent the entry of more polluting cars from non-residents.
The idea is to prohibit the entry of polluting cars throughout the city, favouring electric cars in the centre. The municipality led by Carlos Moedas intends to reduce the circulation of cars in the city, according to certain criteria. For the time being, the municipality is monitoring to see if it is necessary to implement new measures as well as studying other possibilities.
Since the end of April, the municipality has introduced changes to traffic, asking drivers not to cross the riverfront and Baixa. This measure is being evaluated and may be included in a future plan for the Reduced Emissions Zone (ZER), to be presented between the end of this year and the beginning of the next. Expresso also reports that the Chamber still wants to reduce speed limits in some areas and increase them in others.