Currently there are two schemes in place in Helsinki:
an Environmental Zone for buses and garbage trucks (dustbin lorries) and an Access Restriction scheme called Helsinki - AR for lorries longer than 12 meters.
Dates and details
In the environmental zone a minimum of Euro 3 for buses and Euro 5 for garbage trucks (dustbin lorries) is required.
Buses and garbage trucks (dustbin lorries).
Type of restriction
red - Environmental Zone for buses and garbage trucks in Helsinki
green – Heavy Traffic Restricted Area, lorries over 12 m are forbidden
orange – areas where lorries over 12 meters are forbidden
red lines – recommended routes between Vuosaari harbour and main roads
grey lines – recommended routes between passenger harbours and main roads
Hours of operation
Local name for the scheme
About the Environmental Zone
Helsinki LEZ study
Helsinki city website