In Helsinki there is a low emission zone affecting local vehicles.
What are Low Emission Zones?
Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are areas where the most polluting vehicles are regulated. Usually this means that vehicles with higher emissions cannot enter the area. In some low emission zones the more polluting vehicles have to pay more if they enter the low emission zone.
Helsinki has also a number of key Access Regulations.
What are urban access regulations?
Some cities and towns have regulations for vehicles going into their area to improve issues such as air quality, congestion or how people experience the city, see more below. This can be by for example:
- charging for access to road space (urban road tolls)
- do not allow dirty vehicles to go into the city (low emission zones)
- or by other types of regulation. These other types of regulation we call key Access Regulation Schemes (key-ARS).