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News article20 December 20191 min read

Urban vehicle access regulations tighten across Europe

January 2020 will bring a significant change to many European inner-city streets. As of 1 January 2020, new urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) are being introduced and many existing regulations are to be tightened in cities across Europe.

Cities affected by changes in January 2020 include;

  • Gent
  • Barcelona
  • Bologna
  • Antwerp
  • Stockholm
  • Brussels
  • Geneva
  • Rotterdam
  • Grenoble
  • Amsterdam

Full details can be found in the December edition of the ReVeAL newsletter and further news updates are available from:

For further information about the type of restrictions being imposed in different cities, visit Urban Access Regulations in Europe. The website will also allow city-based searches to identify existing or forthcoming measures, including Low Emission Zones, Congestion Charging and Urban Traffic Restrictions.



Publication date
20 December 2019
  • Urban Vehicle Access Regulations
  • Europe-wide