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Find your current status of access rights in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning (orange).
Find the current status of access rights to your desired environmental zone in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning for a driving ban (orange).

The ZCR environmental zone of Grenoble

Since 01.01.2017, the Crit’Air badge is mandatory for all light commercial vehicles and trucks in parts of the city of Grenoble.
Since 05.04.2019, the mayor of the municipalities concerned have issued a decree (N°19-AP00016) extending the area of the ZCR Grenoble and tightening its rules.

The driving bans now apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for light commercial vehicles and trucks without Crit’Air badge as well as with the Crit’Air badge class 5. In order to further improve air quality in the future, the most polluting vehicles will also be banned from traffic. For this purpose, a tightening of the rules has already been required by law.

Grenoble with the river Drac

From 01.07.2020, light commercial vehicles and trucks with the Crit’Air badge class 4 will be banned from traffic and then in further steps the badge classes 3 and 2 between 2022 and 2025.
It is expected that from 2020 the zone will also be extended to include the following 18 municipalities: Champ-sur-Drac, Champagnier, Claix, Corenc, Fontaine, Gières, Jarrie, Meylan, Montchaboud, Noyarey, Quaix-en-Chartreuse, Saint-Georges-de-Commiers, Sassenage, Seyssinet-Pariset, Seyssins, Varces-Allières-et-Risset, Venon, Veurey-Voroize.

The city of Grenoble is the district town of the Department of Isère (no. 38), where the prefect also resides, and counts more than 161,000 inhabitants on a surface of 18 km².

It is an important road junction for traffic coming from northern France (via Lyon), Geneva, (via Annecy and Chambéry), Italy and southern France (Marseille or Montpellier via Valence). The main axes that bypass the city, as well as those that cross Grenoble, are often congested by car traffic at peak times. The high number of circulating cars contributes to the deterioration of air quality. To fight this problem during an air pollution peak, the municipality has decided to introduce driving bans.

Any violation of the badge requirement or traffic restrictions will be punished with a fine from 68 up to 375 euros; if paying directly on site a little less. These fines are based on the articles L.325-1 to L.325-3 and R.411-19 of the French Road Traffic Code.

The borders of the environmental zone of Grenoble

Since 02.05.2019, the ZCR zone of Grenoble consists of the area of the city of Grenoble and 9 neighbouring municipalities belonging to the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole: Bresson, Échirolles, Eybens, La Tronche, Poisat, Pont-de-Claix, Saint-Égrève, Saint-Martin-d’Hères (including the University Campus), Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux.

The A48, N481, A480, A41, N87 (ring road), N85 and A51 transport axes within the zone are not affected by driving bans.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental zone ZCR Grenoble - France
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
02-05-2019
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Fines:
From 68 to 375 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
Since 02.05.2019, the ZCR zone of Grenoble consists of the area of the city of Grenoble and 9 neighbouring municipalities belonging to the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole: Bresson, Échirolles, Eybens, La Tronche, Poisat, Pont-de-Claix, Saint-Égrève, Saint-Martin-d’Hères (including the University Campus), Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux.
The A48, N481, A480, A41, N87 (ring road), N85 and A51 transport axes within the zone are not affected by driving bans.
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