Green Zone Lille
Required type of environmental sticker in Lille: CritAir 4 or 3 and better
You can read more about the types of environmental badges in the section Types of Environmental Badges.
The Low-emissions Zone of Lille
Besides in Paris, low-emissions zones have been introduced in Lille and other cities. From the 1st April, 2017, drivers of foreign vehicles need an environmental badge to enter Lille. This is the so-called emergency low-emissions zone (ZPA), which comes into force in cases of exceptionally bad emissions conditions.
Map of the Lille low-emissions zone
Validity of the Lille low-emissions zones
When the limits are exceeded, entrance will probably be allowed only to vehicles with a valid environmental badge Crit'Air E, 1, 2 and 3. Vehicles with a lower sticker will be banned.
If you drive in the activated low-emissions zone without the badge, you will pay a fine of € 68, which can climb to € 375 in cases of late payment.
The Ecological Zones Apply to Foreign Drivers
If you go to Lille by car, remember that the environmental zones apply to you only on weekdays.
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 (i.e. approximately £ 62 - £ 320).
Driving in Lille
Are you going to Lille 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 whenever the level of smog notably increases. Only vehicles with the crit'air plaque of classes E, 1, 2, and 3 will most likely be allowed to enter the activated low-emissions zone. There are 6 types of badge in France that express how much the vehicle is involved in air pollution.
The low-emissions zone of Lille includes a total of 12 municipalities: Lille, Hellemmes, Lambersart, Lezennes, Lomme, La Madeleine, Marcq-en-Baroeul, Marquette-Lez-Lille, Mons-en-Baroeul, Ronchin, Saint-André-lez-Lille and Lille Sequedin. Prohibitions and restrictions will not apply to the main roads A1, A22, A25, N227 and D652.
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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 Lyon here.