Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:
Description:Six major cities have launched a Europe-wide project aimed at increasing demand for low-emission and no-emission vehicles to the point where mass production will be economically viable. Cities signing up to the ALTER "Alternative Traffic in Towns" project will allow only vehicles that meet zero or near-zero emissions standards into certain sensitive urban districts from a target date, possibly 2001. They will also replace their public transport and service vehicles with low or no-emission models. The cities currently included are Athens, Barcelona, Florence, Lisbon, Oxford, and Stockholm; however, all 1,400 European cities with a population of 100,000 or more will be invited to participate in the scheme at a convention to be held in Florence in October 1999.

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