Will Bratislava get low-emission zones?

So far, no low-emission zone has been created in Slovakia.

Bratislava's boroughs get powers to launch low-emission zones.Bratislava's boroughs get powers to launch low-emission zones. (Source: TASR)

Low-emission zones are to be created in Bratislava as an instrument to reduce air pollution from transport. The individual boroughs, of which Bratislava has 17, will ​determine where exactly these zones will be. Creation of the low-emission zones is part of an addendum to the statute of Bratislava, which city councillors approved on June 27. The initiative for this addendum came from the Old Town (Staré Mesto) borough, the TASR newswire reported.

“It is the high share of car transport, intensive construction activities followed by emissions from industrial activities and local heating plants in particular which contribute to the increased concentrations of pollutants in the air of Bratislava,” the city council writes in the document, adding that the highly concentrated population, institutions, trade, industry and intensive transport are all specific to Bratislava.

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