Hamburg to ban older diesel cars on two roads from April
After a German top court ruled that German cities may ban diesel cars from polluted areas, the City of Hamburg announced that it would follow through with plans to introduce driving bans for older diesel vehicles on two of its most polluted roads starting at the end of April. The police will be responsible for enforcing the ban. “There will be an increased number of inspections and spot checks, especially at the start of the regulation,” writes the city in a press release. The selective restrictions will be enforced all year round and until the EU nitrogen oxide limits are met on an annual average. A total of 2.2 kilometres of street sections are affected, and the city provides information on alternative routes.
Read the press release in German here.
For background on the decision read the CLEW articles Court ruling opens door for diesel bans in German cities and Reactions to Germany's court ruling on diesel driving bans, and also check out the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.