Ghent has the largest pedestrian area in Flanders. This makes the city a paradise for shoppers and visitors. Pedestrians and cyclists are king in the low-traffic city centre. In order to contribute to a better, healthy environment, Ghent is introducing a low emission zone (LEZ).

To improve air quality, the inner city of Ghent (the area within the ring road) will become a low emission zone (LEZ) on 1 January 2020.

Strict admission requirements and emission standards will apply in this zone. Whether your car can enter the low emission zone will be determined on the basis of the European standard and the fuel type of your vehicle. Only vehicles that meet the admission requirements will be allowed to enter this zone. The most polluting diesel and gasoline vehicles will not be allowed.