Type of zone:
permanently valid, 24 h a day, 365 days a year
Area/extension of the zone:
The low emission zone mainly concerns the centre of Aalborg. The boundary of the low emission zone in the centre of Aalborg runs from the east from the E45 motorway along Ostre Alle until it merges into Kong Christians Alle and Dannebrogsgade, and then continues to the end of the latter by the Limfjord. The north side of the low emission zone is the Limfjord. However, the Vestebro road in Aalborg is marked as a transit route and is not part of the zone.
Stickers / registration necessary?
yes, Registration Denmark
Affected vehicles and driving bans:
Diesel vehicles: minibus (M2), coach (M3), van (N1), truck (N2), heavy truck (N3)
Vans under 3.5 t must have at least one initial registration from 01.01.2007 (Euro 4).
Buses and trucks must have at least one initial registration from 01.10.2009 (Euro 5).
Every vehicle from the above-mentioned date is automatically registered and the comparison is made with the central vehicle register in the respective country.
If a van was registered before 2007 or bus/truck before October 2009 and has a corresponding fine particle filter (PM), the registration must be carried out manually.
Doctor, disabled vehicle, fire department, ambulance, military, oldtimer older than 30 years, police
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