Low-Emission Zones in Brussels

In this study, we examined the potential effects of introducing low-emission zones in Brussels. In a literature review, five cities have been studied in which low-emission zones are active. Based on this review, the feasibility of such measures for the district of Brussels were evaluated.

The impact of low-emission zones was determined for various scenarios in 2015 and 2020. We determined the effects on traffic flow redistribution, composition of local vehicle stock, traffic emissions and air quality. Socio-economic effects were also considered. We looked at the costs for the government that are incurred by the introduction of low-emission zones, and we identified possible obstacles for implementation. Furthermore, we suggested measures to stimulate the effectiveness of low-emission zones.




Leefmilieu Brussel (previously BIM)



Our team

Eef Delhaye, Filip Vanhove
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