D as area-wide The speed limit should be seen as an accompanying measure to the next step in the ban on driving, which also affects diesel cars with the Euro 5 emissions standard on four highly frequented streets in the state capital. With 40 km /h, one hopes to reduce the volume of traffic and thus also lower emissions, reports the Stuttgarter Zeitung. The reduction in nitrogen dioxide pollution is estimated to be between zero and five percent.
No more free parking spaces
The regional council is also planning more paid parking spaces. There should hardly be any free parking spaces at the roadside.
If the new measures are not sufficient to reach the nitrogen dioxide limit of an average of 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air in 2020, the regional council has further plans. The fourth stage of the Stuttgart clean air plan then provides for entire driving ban zones for cars with diesel engines with Euro 5 and less instead of driving bans in individual streets. So far, such a zone has existed in Stuttgart for diesel cars of the Euro 4 standard and worse. Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has been calling for this for a long time, and it was also stated in the basic judgment of the Federal Administrative Court on air pollution control of February 2018.