At times of high pollution
During prolonged pollution events for PM or NO2 vehicles are regulated with a raise in road tolls or an odd and even number plate scheme.
Bergen can either raise the city’s road toll to 5 times the normal rate on days with risk of high pollution (contingency tolls). This means the cost (without discount) is 225 kroner (25€) during peak hours and 95 kroner (10€) outside rush hour. Heavy vehicles pay twice this amount. High pollution days are those defined as those likely to exceed the limit values for NO2 and PM10 for two or more days.
Or it can activate the odd-even traffic scheme that operates during the same hours (0600-2200).
On these days, busses and light rail in the county are free of cost to make it easier to use public transport.
Bergen city plans to enable staff to work at home where possible during the alerts, and encourage other companies to do this too.
There is also a fund to replace old wood burning stoves and the option to keep ships out of Bergen port in high pollution events.
Notification of a restriction being in operation is given on the Bergen city's homepage
key: driving ban within the outer toll ring, in the red area of the map
key: map for the odd and even scheme at 6.1.-8.1.2016
During prolonged pollution events for PM or NO2, but not from 22:00 - 06:00 and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The following vehicles are exempted from the driving ban:
- electric vehicles
- vehicles powered by LPG
- vehicles used for the transport of disabled people
- vehicles used by businesses
- public transport
- emergency vehicles
- vehicles with at least 3 passengers
Summary of the Odd and Even event 06.01.-08.01.2016
For further information you can also contact:
Tel.: +47 5 5556