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    Introduction
Valencia has an emergency scheme that comes into place in cases of high pollution events.

Emergency restriction in Valencia

 

NO2

PM10

 

Measures

Type 1 episode:

 

1 day with notice level

2 days with prevention level

Parking in the blue and orange zone forbidden

Type 2 episode:

 

1 day with alert level or 2 days  with notice level

1 day with notice level

 

Total restriction on vehicle traffic, including motorcycles, tricycles and mopeds, according to registration

 

 

 

Name of level

Number of air quality stations

Locations

Measurements

NO2

Duration

Prevention

2

any area

≥180 μg/m3

 

≥2 consecutive hours

Notice

2

any area

≥200 μg/m3

≥2 consecutive hours

Alert

2

any area

 

≥400 μg/m3

≥3 consecutive hours

 

Name of level

Number of air quality stations

Locations

Measurements

PM10

daily average

Prevention

2

any area

≥50 μg/m3

Notice / alert

2

any area

≥80 μg/m3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Electric vehicles are exempted from scheme, but Spanish zero emission sticker mandatory.

All vehicles

Emergency access restriction in times of high pollution.


 

No parking in these areas in case of high pollution event
map of Valencia emergency measure parking ban blue zone

key: blue shaded areas - parking forbidden in case of high pollution event

orange parking zones that are banned in case of emergency scheme
key: orange shaded areas - parking forbidden in case of high pollution event


Yes.
Stickers can be bought from post offices. Find more information about where and how here.
The table on this webpage under "National Scheme" will let you know which sticker you will receive.


in case of high pollution events

    Enforcement
manual

    Penalty
yes

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. 

Name of the sticker

color

Date of registration

Euro standard

Vehicles

Null Emission

Spanish blue sticker for zero emission vehicles

Blue

 

 

EV, plug-in-hybrid (minimum range 40 km), fuel cell

ECO

Spanish sticker ECO blue and green

blue and green

petrol: from 2006

 

diesel: from 2014

 

petrol: Euro 4, 5 und 6

 

diesel: Euro 6

Plug-in-hybrid (minimum range < 40 km), hybrid: gas: CNG, LNG, LPG. These vehicles have to fulfill standards for  green sticker C.

B

Spanish yellow sticker B

yellow

petrol: from January 2000

 

diesel: from January 2006

petrol: Euro 3

 

diesel: Euro 4 und 5

 

C

Spanish green sticker C

green

petrol: from 2006

 

diesel: from 2014

 

 

petrol: Euro 4, 5 und 6

 

diesel: Euro 6

 

 


    Exemptions

Exempted from the emergency traffic restrictions are:

  • Public transport
  • Vehicles with cero emission sticker
  • Vehicles with eco emission sticker
  • Vehicles of people with reduced mobility
  • Public service vehicles such as fire brigades, ambulances, police, private health care
  • providers of basic public services such as electricity, water, gas, telecommunication
  • holders of commercial and industrial authorization
  • delivery vehicles <3.5t; vehicles >3.5t PHEV, LPG and CNG
  • 7. removal van
  • 8. Vehicles for carrying out municipal environmental controls
  • 9. Vehicles used to transport detainees
  • 10. Cranes for the towing of vehicles
  • 11. Vehicles for garbage collection, street cleaning and washing
  • 12. Driving school vehicles
  • 13. Funeral transportation vehicles
  • 14. vehicles of people whose start or end time of working hours are not covbered by public transport; employer's certificate needed
  • 15. Mobile audiovisual production and retransmission units

Medidas a adoptar durante episodios de alta contaminación por dióxido de nitrógeno o PM10


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