The LEZ for the city, stands in front of the door, and the city has the conditions are now ready. In the city council at the end of this month they will be approved. It appears that cars are divided into green, orange and red category. Or a car, whether or not within within the Ghent ring road, depends on the ‘Euronorm’, a figure that on the registration certificate of each vehicle listed. For gasoline cars there are few issues that need to Euronorm 2 (or more). The same applies for cars on CNG, LNG or LPG. Especially the diesel cars that are certified are used, because more soot emissions. Diesel is Euro 5 or higher is required to run free in and out of the city to drive. In big lines are all diesel cars of 8 years old or younger to those ‘green’ category.
Who is a diesel from the ‘orange’ category, from 9 to 12 years old about, it should pay to Ghent in may, starting in 2020. For an ordinary passenger car to 25 euros for a week, or 345 euro for a year. Light vans and small buses (up to 3.5 tonnes) must be 35 euro for a week to pay, or 825 for a year. A truck or coach will be 45 euros per week to pay, or 1.150 euro for a year. For booths is a separate scheme is worked out.
And then there is the ‘red’ category, from diesel vehicles older than 12 years. That should still be up to 8 times per year in the city, and a day pass requests of 35 euro. That is the same rate as Antwerp and Brussels. Foorwagens may 12 day passes per year. “There are custom rates for vulnerable groups within the LEZ live,” says milieuschepen Tine Heyse. “We choose to the low emission zone, in a socially caring manner. Residents with an increased compensation get 60% discount on the normal rate. A social policy means more than just a ‘discount’ on the rates. Therefore, we encourage in Ghent all inhabitants to other means of transport to use: who a license plate is not returned, a mobiliteitsbudget for public transport or for an electric bike.” There were other benefits, such as reimbursement of registration fees for car sharing, cheap taxicheques, and slooppremies for old cars.
The LEZ will be monitored by smart cameras. In the month of January 2020 to get violators a warning only. As of February, a penalty of 150 euros for tenders in whom the LEZ-rules. In 2025, the conditions of admission, incidentally, is still being tightened up. “However, there is no change for 75% of the motorists nothing, because they are under the green category,” says Heyse.
The LEZ applies in the entire zone within the R40, except on the axis Blaisantvest - Nieuwewandeling (because the hospitals should be reachable) and on the exit B401 up in the Car park South (because everyone has to Ghent and need to be). All the info: www.lez2020Gent