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From 2010 January there was an update in the traffic regulation in the Old Town of Riga.
There is also a weight-based access regulation in Riga for freight vehicles over 5 tonnes on specified streets and periods.

Regulation type
Pedestrian and cycling area

Dates and details
At certain times there is no access allowed to the Old Town of Riga.

Vehicles affected

Scheme Boundary
Riga map old town
map key:
lila – pedestrian and cycling area
green arrows: driving directions

The affected area:
11. novembra krastmalu, 13. janvāra ielu, Aspazijas bulvāri, Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica bulvāri, Torņa ielu, Pils ielu un Krišjāņa Valdemāra ielu.

Road Sign
Riga road sign

The following vehicles can enter and park in the Old Town pedestrian and bicycle area:
- town vehicles
- vehicles providing goods and services in the Old Town area

They can enter the area only on weekdays between 06:00 - 12:00 and on weekends and holidays between 06:00 – 14:00, provided that there is no other route available, pedestrians have priority, the gross vehicle weight over five tonnes and the vehicle is parked for no longer than one hour in the places marked with blue on the map above.

Foreign Vehicles?
Yes, are affected.

Hours of operation
No access from 12:00 - 06:00 Monday to Saturday and 14:00 - 06.00 Sunday and holidays.


National Scheme

Local name for the scheme
Gājēju un velosipēdistu ielas

Further Information
Traffic Department of Riga City
Ministry of transport
City Development Department

City website
Riga city website
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