Car access to Central Lisbon banned

in World · 03-02-2020 09:35:00 · 7 Comments

Traffic access to the downtown Baixa-Chiado area of central Lisbon, will be exclusively for residents, drivers with car signs and authorized vehicles, between 6:30am and 12am, from the summer, announced the city hall.

The measure was advanced by Mayor, Fernando Medina in a presentation session of the new Reduced Emissions Zone (ZER) Avenida/Baixa-Chiado.

From July/August a car sign/sticker will be necessary to access central Lisbon and, in the case of residents, to park on the road.

The access will be controlled every day between 6:30am and 12am.

Between these times vehicles with more than 7.5 tons will not be allowed, except authorized heavy passenger vehicles, urban hygiene vehicles and emergency vehicles.

With the exception of residents and citizens with reduced mobility, vehicles registered prior to the year 2000 will also be prohibited.

Vehicles of security forces and services, civil protection and emergency services, funeral vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds and velocipedes do not need a sign/sticker.

When the project comes into force, access and parking on public roads will be allowed only to residents, caregivers and vehicles affiliated to the National Health Service and Private Institutions of Social Solidarity (IPSS).

ZER covers part of the parishes of Santa Maria Maior, Misericórdia and Santo António, and is delimited to the north by the Calçada da Glória, Praça dos Restauradores and Praça do Martim Moniz, and to the south by the axis formed by Cais do Sodré, Rua Ribeira das Naus, Praça do Comércio and Rua da Alfândega.

This area of reduced emissions is delimited to the east by Rua do Arco do Marquês de Alegrete, Rua da Madalena and Campo das Cebolas, and to the west by Rua do Alecrim, Rua da Misericórdia, Rua Nova da Trindade and Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara.


Fantastic idea, it's one way of keeping the city clean and safe

By Domingos Machado from Other on 05-02-2020 12:07

Sou imigrante na Australia
Penso na minha maneira de ver que a lei dos carros antes do ano 2000 não poderem circular em Lisboa em certas ruas pois tambem tenho um carro do ano antes de 2000 e tem cerca de 70.000 mil quilometros

By Jose da silva from Other on 04-02-2020 01:28

Gostava de saber se Táxis podem levar pessoas aos Hotéis dessa area. Obrigada

By Rose Gomes from USA on 03-02-2020 09:06

So what happens if you're visiting as a tourist and you're coming from the airport in the morning to check into a Hotel in the Baixa? You turn around and go back?

By Anthony Branco from USA on 03-02-2020 07:15

Have you seen the smoke that comes out of a 2 stroke moped and motorbike.
Yet another knee jerk reaction not thought through properly.

By Peter Shepherd from Other on 03-02-2020 06:52

How about gel vehicles?

By Maria Clara from Lisbon on 03-02-2020 02:10

No mention at all about the fact that electric vehicles have no restrictions! This is a pollution law, with the intention to reduce pollution, but I guess you missed the point.

By Volare from Lisbon on 03-02-2020 12:52
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