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Madrid to ban old cars by 2025 in crackdown on air pollution

Madrid’s city government announced plans on Monday to ban the oldest and most polluting vehicles from the city centre by 2025 in a bid to crackdown on air pollution. The local government will prohibit the use within the city’s limits … Continue reading

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Barcelona to ban old cars from roads to tackle air pollution 

Motorists will be prohibited from driving vehicles older than 20 years on weekdays from 2019 in effort to cut emissions Barcelona will ban cars that are older than 20 years from the roads during the week to cut traffic emissions … Continue reading

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From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that Madrid’s main avenue, the Gran Vía, will only allow access to bikes, … Continue reading

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Madrid and Barcelona issued EU ultimatum over pollution levels 

The European Commission has given Spain two months to comply with EU air pollution standards or face a hefty face. Spain was among five member states to be issued the ultimatum  for failing to address repeated breaches of air pollution … Continue reading

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Luxembourg and much of Europe choke under freezing smog

Heavy pollution enveloping much of Europe prompted emergency measures across the continent on Tuesday. A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many regions shrouded in smog. In many … Continue reading

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Madrid bans half of cars from roads to fight air pollution 

Odd- and even-numbered vehicles will swap use of roads in Spanish capital until smog eases Madrid has ordered half of most private cars off the roads on Thursday to tackle worsening air pollution, a first in Spain. The restrictions will … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Europe

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain or Bosnia-Herzegovina…. All these countries, whether big or small, are being threatened with the same problem: air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation, this is now the environmental factor causing the greatest concern … Continue reading

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Traffic calming measures in Madrid: Madrid City Hall ups traffic-calming measures in bid to control pollution 

“Level 2” protocol will see parking restrictions for non-residents inside M-30 beltway until nitrogen dioxide levels fall High pollution levels in the Spanish capital will once again see Madrid City Hall impose traffic calming measures tomorrow, according to an announcement … Continue reading

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