Amsterdam’s anti-dirty-car plan reviewed
In the latest anti-pollution measures, the city council states that old cars will be banned from Amsterdam's centre at the end of 2009.20 May 2008
AMSTERDAM - Plans intended to reduce pollution in Amsterdam's centre have been reviewed by the city council.
At the end of February, it was leaked that a ban was being considered for all cars made prior to 1992, and for all diesel engines without a soot filter. The council has since decided to adopt the so-called euro norm as a guideline.
This is an indication of the degree of pollution caused by different types of car. In practice, the measure still means that most cars manufactured before 1992 will be barred from entering the inner city, but owners of such cars will be able to apply for an exemption.
The measure will take effect in October for lorries, and at the end of 2009 for cars.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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