As of 01 Feb 17, the entire city centre of Antwerp and part of Linkeroever became a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The most polluting cars will no longer be welcome in the city as of this date. In 2020 and 2025, the LEZ requirements will become more stringent, to ensure that air in the city becomes even cleaner.
Why is Antwerp enforcing the LEZ?
There is a lot of soot and particulate matter in the air in Antwerp. This is detrimental for the environment and for public health. A large part of this pollution is caused by the cars in the city. The air quality in the city will become healthier for everyone by no longer admitting the most polluting cars to the city.
Where does the LEZ operate?
The LEZ covers all of the city centre and part of Linkeroever. The zone is indicated with its own traffic sign. Further information Click Here
Traffic sign indicating the beginning of the zone:
Traffic sign indicating the end of the zone: