ZBE: What to do the day after implementing a zbe?
According to the Climate Change Law, a low emission zone is understood to be the area delimited by a public Administration, in exercise of its powers, within its territory, of a continuous nature, and in which access, circulation and parking restrictions of vehicles apply. to improve air quality and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, according to the classification of vehicles by their level of emissions in accordance with the provisions of the current General Vehicle Regulations.
WHY ARE LEZS IMPLEMENTED?
- To improve air quality.
- To decrease the use of VP in the short run
- To recover the public space with a distribution more in line with the modal share.
IN WHAT TYPE OF MUNICIPALITIES CAN LOW EMISSION ZONES BE IMPLEMENTED?
- In municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants: it is mandatory.
- In municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants: it is mandatory if certain pollution values are exceeded, and it is generally recommended.
WHAT HAPPENS THE DAY AFTER IMPLANTING AN LEZ?
After implementing a low emission zone, mobility problems may arise, occasional congestion in the city due to vehicles expelled from the ZBE, problems in the DUM, in the parking lot…
It is also necessary to measure the economic impact that the implementation of a low emission zone will have, especially on the local economy, and also the social and gender impact on the residents of the LEZ.
To avoid these problems and measure all the necessary parameters, tools such as traffic studies with traffic modeling tools with micro-simulation techniques are used. It is also important to carry out cost-benefit analysis and socio-economic studies with GIS tools. On the other hand, it is necessary to efficiently communicate the changes that the implementation of a low emission zone implies for the public.
Experts from Ingartek and Movytrans gave a webinar with all the details on how to manage the implementation of a LEZ and what must be taken into account after implementing it. You can watch the full webinar here: