There is a winter driving restriction/access regulation (ZTL) in Parma. Region: Emilia Romagna; province: Parma.

There is also an access regulation in place called Parma - AR.

Dates and details
1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017:
Petrol vehicles Euro 2
Diesel cars Euro 4
Diesel commercial vehicles (M2, M3, N1, N2, N3) Euro 4
Mopeds and two-stroke motorcycles Euro 1

The measures operate from 08:30-18:30

Car free Sundays, banning all private vehicles on the first Sunday of the month between October and March.

Emergency measures

If PM10 exceeds 50 µg/m3 there will be emergency measures:

7 days:

When the daily PM10 daily limit is exceeded during 7 days before the control day (Monday), the traffic restrictions adopted from Monday to Friday are also valid on the following Sunday (extraordinary ecological Sunday).


14 days:

When the daily limit for PM10 is exceeded for 14 consecutive days in the same or another province, there are additional measures:
in the urban areas of all provincial capitals and in those with a population of more than 50,000 inhabitants
The measures are valid until the next control (following Tuesday).
1 -  extraordinary ecological Sunday
2 - lowering of heating to a maximum of 19ºC and 17ºC in places that host productive and handicraft activities
3 – stop use of open fireplaces burning coal, wood, pellets,...
4 – more traffic controls in the urban centers

Vehicles affected
All vehicles, including motorcycles, during the winter.

Scheme Boundary
LEZ and car free Sunday area:
Parma LEZ map
Key: grey shaded area = LEZ, red line = LEZ boundary, Green P and blue coach symbol = parking.
Car free Thursday area:
Parma LEZ map
Key: grey shaded are = restricted area. P = parking, black dots = bus stops, red dots = bike sharing without charger, purple dots = bike sharing with charger, yellow dot = charging for car & bike, light blue dot = car sharing.
No other comunes in the Provinca di Parma also have LEZs.

Road Sign
Has signs similar to this, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
road sign Italy road sign Italy

Need to Register?

Foreign vehicles affected?

Retrofitting allowed?

Retrofit Details
Retrofitting a certified diesel particulate trap allows entry to the LEZ. For more information see our retrofitting section.

Hours of operation
For 2016/2017.
1 October to 31 March for the LEZ.
Monday to Friday from 08:30 - 18:30.
Ecological Sunday: every first Sunday of the month from 08:30 - 18:30, (with the same emissions standard as the weekday low emission zone).


75-450€ (Regional Law)

National Scheme
There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.

Emilia-Romagna exemptions

Local name for the scheme
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for all access regulation schemes, also used for Low Emission Zones.

Further Information
Air Quality programme for Emilia Romagna region

City website
Parma city website
For the Parma Province comunes. Either click on the map, or choose a comune in the pull-down box underneath the words ‘Blocco del traffico’.
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