Ecological zone Lyon

Green Zone Lyon

Required type of environmental sticker in Lyon: Depends on alert level

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You can read more about the types of environmental badges in the section Types of Environmental Badges.

 

Ecological Zones in Lyon

Since the end of 2016, there is a so-called sporadic low-emission zone in Lyon, coming into force when a specific level of air pollution is reached.

In practice, this means that when there is a “high level of smog” alert on an odd-number calendar day, only vehicles with an odd-numbered license plate are permitted to enter the city, while on an even-number day, only vehicles with an even-numbered license plate are allowed into the city.

 

 

Environmental Zone Lyon Map

 

The validity of ecological zones in Lyon

Other conditions of entry depend on the level of the smog alert:

  • at level D2 - entry is allowed for cars with a Crit'Air sticker of categories 0, 1, 2 or 3. Vehicles of lower categories (i.e. 4, 5 or 6) follow the rules of alternating traffic. On odd-number days, cars with an odd-numbered license plate are allowed to enter the city, and on even-number days, only those with an even-numbered license plate are allowed in.
  • at level D3 – entry is allowed to cars with a Crit'Air sticker of categories 0, 1 or 2. Vehicles of lower categories (i.e. 3, 4, 5 or 6) follow the rules of alternating traffic. On odd-number days, cars with an odd-numbered license plate are allowed to enter the city, and on even-number days, only those with an even-numbered license plate are allowed in.

The ecological zones apply to foreign drivers

As of February 1 st , 2017, both French and foreign vehicles that pass through the activated low- emission zone in Lyon are required to have a Crit'Air sticker on the windscreen, entitling them to enter the city.

 

Penalty of 68 Euros

If you drive in the environmental zone without a valid sticker, you will be fined € 68 or more.

 

More information about environmental zones in Paris here.

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