Hesse is considering bans on five streets

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Already in February there could be a nationwide Diesel-driving ban in Frankfurt am Main. But the city wants to prevent according to one report, and presents an action catalogue.


In the centre of Frankfurt, it could lead to driving bans for older diesel vehicles. A report by the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ), according to the state of Hesse includes the bans on five road sections not longer. Also, the “Frankfurter Rundschau” reported about it. The matching information indicates that portions of the Battonnstraße, the bleach road, the Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße, as well as parts of the eschersheimer landstraße.

The country reacts according to the FAZ, on the German environmental aid, which has made the proposal to lock in Frankfurt in a first step, individual streets, as it’s been for Darmstadt is considered.

At the beginning of September, the German environment had obtained the help of a court in Frankfurt on 1. February 2019, a nationwide driving ban for diesel vehicles with Euro-4 standard and older petrol cars and from 1. September threatens to diesel vehicles with Euro-5 standard.

Action catalog is intended to prevent area-wide driving ban

With the current measures, the Hessian government wants to prevent a nationwide ban on driving in Frankfurt for the time being. Of these, around 85,000 vehicles and even tens of thousands of commuters from the surrounding areas would be, according to the FAZ in the city of Frankfurt am Main affected. Hesse have now voted, together with the city of Frankfurt, an action catalog.

He includes the information that, among other things, higher Parking fees, even outside of the city centre, and additional bus lanes. In addition, it should be more so-called gatekeeper traffic lights to the entrance of vehicles to Frankfurt better regulate. Also an Expansion of the Cycling network is in the conversation.

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