Does your work involve improving the environment or traffic in your city or ministry?
Are you operating, planning, considering, investigating a Low Emission Zone, Congestion Charging, urban road user charging, access regulation, vehicle access restriction, lorry ban etc?
Then the CLARS Platform is for you.
Access Regulations are an increasingly important urban tool, for congestion, air pollution, noise and life quality. They can also help towards the EU goal of no conventionally fuelled vehicles in cities by 2050 and no conventionally fuelled logistics in 2030; as well as the EU air quality Limit Values.
The EU Commission has provided FREE membership for the CLARS Platform (Charging, Low Emission Zones, other Access Regulation Schemes) to help support public authorities with these, as well as provide a public website to provide vehicle drivers and operators with information.
We provide best practice and experience of other cities to make schemes more successful and easier to implement. If you are planning a scheme, you do not need to re-invent the wheel.
The FREE Membership provides access to:
1) A wealth of relevant information, guidance, advice, links and more
2) Ask questions on of the secretariat and other members.
3) A forum to ask questions, discuss issues, post information
4) Periodic emails with news, updates and issues
5) Updates on relevant European Commission issues, such as the DG MOVE Non-binding Guidelines on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (now published).
Our extensive members website includes:
The website is in English, with automatic translation that may be able to help you. Between us the secretariat can speak, read and write English, German and French.
We can also help you provide information on LEZ or traffic schemes in different languages. Link to the relevant page on our website (eg www.urbanaccessregulations.eu/london), and the information is available in every European language.
If you are interested in membership, please register with us, using the register button on this page. Please forward this to other colleagues working on both environment and transport issues that might be interested.
As Membership is only available to public authorities, so we review and approve registrations. We will approve registrations as quickly as possible, but please allow a few days before you receive details on how to access the members website and secretariat.
The Platform is run by Lucy Sadler, with over 20 years experience in air quality, including as the head of air quality for the city of London and 15 years experience of Low Emission Zones.
You may also be interested in the CIVITAS e-course on Urban Access Regulations freely available for all. Please have a look!
Submitting information for the public website www.urbanaccessregulations.eu