While the law imposes the establishment of a Low Emission Zone (ZFE) on January 1, 2025, the Metropolis of Bordeaux is consulting its citizens on the subject.
Motorists moving in the Bordeaux area will retain their total freedom of movement for a few more months. Indeed, if a Low Emission Zone will soon see the light of day in its city and its surroundings, nothing has been done yet. As in 44 other agglomerations of more than 150,000 inhabitants in France, the latter has in fact its own timetable and its own terms.
Thus, unlike other areas already in place, there are currently no restrictions on the circulation of vehicles in Bordeaux. Indeed, the Métropole managing the file has launched a consultation phase between March 28 and April 16, 2022. What determine that the implementation of a ZFE must be progressive and that the pedagogy on this subject must continue.
What timetable for the Low Emissions Zone of the Bordeaux Metropolis?
So a decision was made to adopt an extended timetable. Indeed, the year 2022 is dedicated to the consultation of the inhabitants, actors and users of the territory. The end of the latter and the beginning of 2023 are and will be used to review the consultation. The modalities for deploying the ZFE and accompanying measures will then be voted on.
The year 2023-2024 will see the gradual implementation of this perimeter. The first exclusions will then fall, for cars deemed the most polluting, petrol or diesel in Bordeaux. The Bordeaux ZFE will affect the Crit’Air 5, 4, 3 and probably Crit’Air 2 little by little The Metropolis also reminds that on January 1, 2025, the law will impose a ZFE.
The calendar of the ZFE of Bordeaux Métropole
- 2022: consultation of the inhabitants, actors and users of the territory
- End of 2022 – beginning of 2023: assessment of the consultation, vote on the terms of deployment of the ZFE and accompanying measures
- 2023 – 2024: gradual implementation of the ZFE
- January 1, 2025: legal deadline for setting up the ZFE
Map, Crit’Air classes, petrol and diesel concerned, consultation to answer all questions
The consultation launched by the Métropole will aim to answer all questions about the ZFE. Categories of vehicles concerned, period of application, timetable, calendar, banned Crit’Air classes, derogations, controls, everything remains to be done in Bordeaux.
The coming months will undoubtedly tell more about what the authorities are planning for this EPZ.
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