Bratislava city centre working on low-emission zones

Slovak towns and cities have been able to establish low-emission zones for three years now.

Bratislava's Old Town borough is working on the launch of low-emission zones.Bratislava's Old Town borough is working on the launch of low-emission zones. (Source: AP/TASR)

Bratislava is to join other cities with low-emission zones. The 17 individual boroughs that make up the city will be able to decide for themselves where exactly they would create such zones. Bratislava’s Old Town city borough, which includes the city centre, claims that the launch of the low-emission zones should not only prevent cars that do not meet emission standards set by law from entering the city centre, but also deter vehicles from passing through the borough. The Old Town intends to launch its low-emission zones mainly in residential zones with third- and fourth-class roads which means vehicles could bypass them using first- and second-class roads, as required.

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