The environmental zone of Hamburg (blue)
On 28.02.2018, the city of Hamburg introduced diesel driving bans in parts of the street Max-Bauer-Straße and the whole street Stresemannstraße.
As of 31.05.2018, diesel vehicles and trucks which do not fulfil the EURO 6 standard will be banned from these two streets.
As an exception, it is stipulated that the prohibition applies only to trucks on Stresemannstrasse and not to passenger cars yet.
Following the Federal Administrative Court’s decision on 27.02.2018, diesel driving restrictions can be legally imposed by German cities and municipalities.
Individual streets or whole areas can become diesel restriction zones. These diesel restriction zones (blue zones) can affect different EURO standards and vehicle types and can even be time-limited.
Hamburg is the first city in Germany fighting against nitrogen oxides with the imposition of diesel driving restrictions.
Table overview of the environmental zone
The Blue Badge for Diesel Restriction Zones
In Germany, the Blue Badge might be introduced in 2020. It is required to access diesel restriction zones.
In 2020, cities and communities will introduce driving restrictions for various EURO classes of diesel vehicles. Therefore, the Blue Badge becomes a need in order to distinguish older diesel vehicles and EURO classes as well as petrol vehicles without particle filter from vehicles with a lower emission of pollutants.
Vehicles which should get a Blue Badge
General information about diesel restriction zones and implementation.
Possible cities and municipalities for diesel restriction zones
Driving bans for diesel vehicles – How does it work?
If it works and how, please read here…