The purpose of this website is to give information for those needing to access cities with vehicles. We provide information on Access Regulation Schemes (ARS) in Europe. ARS include Low Emission Zones, Congestion Charging or any other scheme or measure where access is regulated or restricted.

This website is copyrighted by the European Union and Sadler Consultants Europe GmbH, under database copyright. The information is free for personal use, and we welcome websites linking to our website. If you wish to use the data for commercial purposes, please contact us, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This website is funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of CLARS and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The European Union endorses the English version of the website.

The situation is regularly changing, new schemes are introduced or existing schemes altered. This site is regularly updated and makes reasonable efforts to be complete and accurate, however, this cannot be guaranteed. We can accept no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website, or for compliance of any individual vehicle with any scheme. We accept no responsibility for any action taken from information on this website. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on each scheme, please check the individual scheme website, which can be found from the city pages as well as the useful links pages.

All Schemes on this website have been officially confirmed as in operation or preparation. This may change, for example the air quality may improve through other means, or the start date may slip. There may also be schemes that are under preparation but not yet officially confirmed, that are not on this website.

We provide automatic translation to help you use the information. We accept no responsibility for the accuracy of translations.

Information on exemptions are listed for your guide only. They are not officially translated, and most LEZ exemptions are current as of winter 2009/10, others have been updated or added more recently. The original on the city/regional/national website is the only accurate source.

The completeness of the different types of scheme varies. Low Emission Zones (LEZs) and Congestion or other urban road Charging Schemes (CS) should be fairly complete. The weight restriction data (w-ARS) will be as complete as the HERE database in July 2014, used in many satellite navigation devices. The coverage of the Major Traffic schemes (Key-ARS) does not attempt to be comprehensive or cover every urban area, but to cover as many as possible within the remit of the project. It will include at least the cities over 500,000 population, more being collected over time. If you have information on any schemes, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as it will help us provide more information for you and your colleagues.

Any maps used have been collected from public sources. We have informed the sources of maps used that we have used their maps, requesting feedback if appropriate.

There are a number of links to external websites from this website. We cannot take responsibility for the content of these websites.

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