Green Zone Grenoble
Required type of environmental sticker in Grenoble: At least Crit'Air 5
You can read more about the types of environmental badges in the section Types of Environmental Badges.
Ecological Zones in Grenoble
In addition to the capital city of France, Grenoble introduced a low-emissions zone on the 1st November, 2016. This is the so-called emergency low-emissions zone (ZPA), which comes into force in cases of exceptionally bad emissions conditions. As of the 1st April 2017, in days with high air pollution, foreign drivers of passenger cars also need a valid environmental badge.
Other French cities will soon follow suit. Following the example of Germany, Austria and Denmark, France aspires to improve the environment in all major cities, which can introduce the ecological zones by their own volition.
Map of the Grenoble Low-emissions Zone
The Validity of Ecological Zones in Grenoble
Low-emissions zone (ZCR)
For buses of category M2 and M3, and lorries of category N2 and N3
All week 8 am – 8 pm
Passenger cars M1, N1 and motorcycles
Monday - Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Should you ever visit Grenoble in a passenger car, remember that the ecological zones apply to you only during weekdays.
Emergency low-emissions zone (ZPA)
In the event of worsening air quality that lasts for 5 days or more, entrance is allowed only to cars with a valid Crit'Air environmental badge and at a limited speed. After 7 days, the rules are tightened and only vehicles with the Crit'Air E, 1, 2, and 3 may enter the city.
If you drive without the environmental badge in the low-emissions zone, you will pay a fine of € 68 (i.e. approximately £ 62), which can climb to € 375 (i.e. approximately £ 320) in cases of late payment.
Driving in Grenoble
Are you going to Grenoble by car?
From 1. 4. 2017, foreign cars must be marked with the “crit'air” environmental badge. This so-called emergency low-emissions zone takes effect when the emissions limits are exceeded for more than 5 days. Only vehicles with the crit'air sticker may therefore enter the activated low-emissions zone. The rules then tighten up after 7 days and only vehicles with the classes E, 1, 2, and 3 are allowed to enter the city. There are 6 types of badge in France that express how much the vehicle is involved in air pollution. If you fail to comply with these rules, you risk a fine of € 68 to € 375.
The low-emissions zone of Grenoble includes the central area of the city and is bounded by the rivers Drac and Isere, as well as the roads D1090 and D1532.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.
More information about environmental zones in Paris here.