How to get around Madrid with the stage 3 of the protocol’s anti-pollution


The end has happened, they have reached the conditions for which the city of Madrid passed to the stage 3 of its protocol of contamination. No longer is that you have to move to 70 km/h, or not be able to park in the area to BE for non-residents, is that it severely limits the movement of vehicles. In principle, from 6:30 to 21:00 can not be used for registered vehicles par day odd, or odd-even days.

Now, there are many alternatives to get around Madrid, the duration of this measure. The phenomenon is double, on one side it generates pollution daily, and on the other, that contamination is not being evacuated off thanks to the weather. In the absence of rain and wind, there is a inversion that prevents the contaminants are going to be the periphery.

therefore, the quick measure is not to generate more pollution, or to limit it

To start public transport will be reinforced on the part of the EMT, with more squares of the usual and most frequently in some lines. Another recurring option is the taxi, these professionals will be circular, although it is recommended that you do not go empty looking for customers (except ecotaxis) and can park in the spaces to BE of the blue area, that will be quite clear.


may Also be circular some car rental with driver, provided that they meet certain conditions. For example, the service Uber ONE, with electric car brand Tesla, you can move freely. This company has announced an offer of 50% discount for those races that are two or more people. And what about vehicles without a driver? cars of Car2Go and emov, 100% electric, can move about as they please throughout the city.

There are many exceptions to the rule of the final number of enrollment

The measure of throw away odd or even is trivial: remove the 50% of the circulation of a more or less fair, but there are many vehicles that are exempt. All hybrid models, plug-in or not, they can move freely in scenario 3 and 4, that yes, may not park in area BE (unless they are residents) and the public car parks are beginning to be too much requested. The electrical have total freedom of movement.

The same happens with the vehicles that work with of LPG or CNG, both new and adapted, as have emissions very low. The burning of these fuels just produces waste, on the basis that they are chemically very pure. In some cases, you may even be the paradox that emit cleaner exhaust than those who swallow for admission.


¿Using LPG or CNG? You’ll be able to move without problems

he Also fought the motorcycles, mopeds, and tricycles, regardless of their level of approval. The most environmentally-friendly, Euro 4, we have begun to put up for sale throughout this year, as the 2017 as they have to be necessarily. Madrid does not distinguish between motorcycles of 30 years and newly enrolled. Bikes, for obvious reasons, do not have problems to circulate.

With high occupancy can also be circular, three people per vehicle, which excludes de facto the biplazas. That is to say, in odd days, like the 29 of December, can be circular with registration couple in a car full. This is important to remember in the face of multiple short breaks christmas and the end of the year there will be in the next few hours, as Monday is not expected to rain.

Another possibility is to circulate outside the hours of prohibition, between 21:00 and 06:30

vehicles for people with reduced mobility can also be circular, yes, be found on board the holder of the card that certifies the handicap. In case of not fulfilling the constraint, the agents of mobility of the Local Police of Madrid expenderán fines of 90 euros, without the loss of points, which will be reduced to 45 euros in case of early payment, and without recourse to the sanction.

In principle they are not going to give authorizations for cases is very specific, the rules are very clear on the Web page of the Madrid city Council.


¿What are the pros?

will Not have problem nor the vehicles of driving schools, moving, funeral services, emergency, public services, municipal services, television and radio, etc

¿And what happens to the workers that begin or end the work day between 0:00 and 6:30? Can be circular, as long as they have a certificate from the employer to justify that schedule. This is done by a lower availability of public transport.

delivery vans (less than 3.5 tonnes) have free reign to distribution of goods, and in the case of larger vehicles, will have to be hybrids or powered by gas. In practice it is reduced to half the movement of trucks, as there are hardly any models of those features.

Without a doubt these measures are inconvenient and unpopular for some, but the focus is on what motivates them: the concentration of pollutants is higher than the permitted and can cause or exacerbate health problems to the population.