Madrid has various schemes in place:
There are two different types of emergency scheme
Madrid is one of 4 cities that have stated they wish to remove diesel vehicles from the city. As part of this, the city plans to increase the numbers of access restrictions for private cars.
NEW! The existing APRs (Áreas de Prioridad Residencial = areas where residents have priority) will be extended and united into one big APR called Central Madrid. The APR Central Madrid will come into place in November 2018. It will be of informative character for the first two months and will be fully enforced from February 2019 on. The APR Central Madrid will cover practically the entire downtown area of Madrid.
The Grand Via is planned to be car-free by summer 2019.
Alternating number plate scheme
• Madrid has a pollution alert scheme restricting access to roads inside the M30 on days of high pollution, from six in the morning.
Click here to check the current air quality situation.
Heavy duty vehicle traffic bans
All vehicles, except commercial and emergency services.
Emergency access restriction in times of high pollution.
Madrid municiplity, within the M-30, the M-40 and the entry roads to Madrid.
key: the 5 zones of Madrid
key: red lines is the motorway encircling Madrid
Road sign for speed limit in the scheme
During prolonged pollution events for PM or NO2 from 06:00 - 24:00.
It was in operation from 24-25th December 2016
Spain now has four emission stickers.The cities can use them also for incentives or bans of certain vehicles.
Putting the sticker on your windshild is voluntary - as the scheme is camera enforced.
Exemptions to the prohibition of parking (go here to apply for an exemption):
Exemptions to the odd and even numberplate scheme:
El nuevo Protocolo para Episodios de Alta Contaminación por NO2