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Charlotte Day

August 18, 2021 |

Clean Air Zone Guidance Document

Hi everyone,


The following file provides a Clean Air Zone Guidance Document.


This includes a step-by-step guide to developing a Clean Air Zone or Low Emission Zone. The Guidance also provides a series of case studies of cities that have successfully introduced CAZs, a process flow diagram illustrating the stages to be completed by the responsible authority, and a checklist to help track the progress of the CAZ development.


We hope you find this useful in your current and future projects!

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Charlotte Day

July 16, 2021 |

Low Emission Zones in Europe: Resources

As part of the second Community of Practice event, Martin Lutz returned to talk to us about Low Emission Zones in Europe, and specifically the experience in Berlin. His presentation will be shared on the Breathable Cities site in due course, but in the meantime, please take the chance to look at the following information available at the links below: Access restrictions in Europe: http://urbanaccessregulations.eu/ Berlin's LEZ: https://www.berlin.de/sen/uvk/en/environment/low-emission-zone/  Berlin‘s Air Quality Plan (now available in English): https://www.berlin.de/sen/uvk/en/environment/  LEZs in Germany: http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/umweltzonen/index.htm AIR (Allow Independent Road testing) initiative: http://www.allowair.org/

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Charlotte Day

July 12, 2021 |

Martin Lutz - Low Emissions Zones in Mexico: Recommendations for Cuernavaca

Martin Lutz, who spoke at the first Community of Practice event, wishes to share another report "Low Emissions Zones in Mexico: Recommendations for Cuernavaca" with the Breathable Cities community, ahead of the second CoP event. Martin wrote the report in 2016, and will be returning to speak at the CoP event on Thursday. You can access the report via the link above - please take a read and let us know your thoughts! "Road transport in Mexico contributes considerably to greenhouse gas emissions in the country and to poor air quality in cities, in particular in the Megalopolis. The Governments of the State of Morelos and of the State of Mexico already announced the introduction of a so-called Ecozonas in relatively small downtown areas of their capital cities Cuernavaca and Toluca. As the Ecozona concept is serving multiple policy goals, inter alia traffic calming and sustainable mobility, it is not specifically designed to improve the pollutant emission performance of the (remaining) vehicle fleet cruising around in these urban areas. To achieve this goal Low Emission Zones (LEZ) could be set up with access restrictions for vehicles with high pollutant emissions, supplemented by a stronger promotion of green transport modes. Both results in an accelerated turnover of the vehicle fleet towards cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles. , Building on the vast experience gained in designing and implementing LEZ schemes in the EU and particularly in Germany, this report sketches a roadmap of recommended features of a LEZ concept and the necessary steps towards its stepwise implementation, specifically for the situation in Cuernavaca."

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Charlotte Day

July 12, 2021 |

Martin Lutz - Recommended essentials for LEZ schemes in the Mexican Megalopolis region

Martin Lutz, who spoke at the first Community of Practice event, wishes to share the following report "Low Emissions Zones in Mexico: Recommended essentials for LEZ schemes in the Mexican Megalopolis region" with the Breathable Cities community, ahead of the second CoP event. Martin wrote the report in 2016, and will be returning to speak at the CoP event on Thursday. You can access the report via the link above - please take a read and let us know your thoughts!"This report should be seen as guidance for State or City authorities in the Mexican Megalopolis in their efforts to combat air pollution from road traffic by imposing access restrictions in polluted and populated city areas for vehicles not meeting certain emission criteria. Setting up such low emission zones (LEZ) in urban areas is a frequently applied recipe in European cities, where road transport is a major reason for non-compliance with the air quality standards for particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and nitrogen oxides. In order to help local authorities in Mexico in assessing whether and how LEZ could be a promising measure to curb pollutant emissions from road traffic, the paper here briefly describes the different features of European LEZ schemes, their differences, communalities, their potential and their limitations with regard to reducing air pollutant emissions from road transport."

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Mónica Solórzano

July 13, 2021 |

Second Live Gathering: Peer-to-peer Review

The second live gathering of Breathable Cities community of practice  "Peer-to-Peer Review"  was held on 13,14 and 15 of July El segundo encuentro en vivo de la comunidad de práctica de Breathable Cities "Revisión entre Pares" se llevó a cabo los días 13,14 y 15 de julio. Presentation of each session / Presentaciones de cada sesión

LEZ Bhudeswar and Leon project presentations / Presentaciones de proyectos ZBE Bhudeswar y León  Session recordings / Grabación de las sesiones
  • videos click here
  • password: breathableisgood
  Other materials / Otros materiales Project Governance Model.xlsx Project Data Mapping.xlsx Lutz-LEZ-backup_150721.pdf

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