Benidorm bans polluting cars in the center

The city of Benidorm has announced that it wants to ban the most polluting cars in the center of the tourist resort and along the coast. In principle, this new regulation will take effect from now on, but it will not be until January 2021 that active checks will be carried out for compliance with the rules.

Picture by Harry Fabel

Benidorm has created a so-called "Zona 1 de Bajas Emisiones" of 63 hectares where limited car traffic will be possible. It will be a zero-emission or zero-emission vehicle zone that will be given free access. In general, however, this area is only accessible by registered residents and the supply of goods or official service vehicles.

The 63 hectares cover the following area: the old town (Casco Antiguo) and the streets close to the coast and beaches from Avenida de Europa via Calle Esperanto to Calle Tomas Ortuño as indicated on the map below of Benidorm where the speed limit is also reduced. to 20 km / h or even 10 km / h on certain streets.

City of Benidorm

All zero-emission vehicles can still access these areas, but they must be registered with the city. The zones will be monitored by cameras that register and check the license plate numbers.