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CIVITAS Case Study - Low Emission Zone in Aalborg, Denmark

The City of Aalborg has implemented a low emission zone in the city centre, covering an area of 3.5 km2. Diesel trucks and buses above 3.5 tonnes must fulfil EURO IV or have a retrofitted particle filter to access the area. The results have been impressive: emissions in the area have been reduced by approximately 25 percent, and air quality has improved. A key element in the success of the measure was the strong cooperation between the City of Aalborg and local stakeholders, including freight operators, shops and the police, which has laid the ground for a long lasting collaboration in future urban freight and city logistics projects.