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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.

Vehicles affected
Buses and garbage trucks (dustbin lorries).

Type of restriction
Environmental zone

Scheme Boundary
Helsinki map both schemes
red - Environmental Zone for buses and garbage trucks in Helsinki
green – Heavy Traffic Restricted Area, lorries over 12 m are forbidden

Helsinki map heavy vehicles
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

Foreign Vehicles?

Hours of operation


Local name for the scheme

Further Information
About the Environmental Zone
Helsinki LEZ study

City website
Helsinki city website
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