Madrid Traffic Restricted During Pollution Spike



Madrid’s pollution spike has moved to Phase 2 which means no non-resident parking in the city centre, inside the M-30 ring road. The exception is hospital parking, and zero-emissions vehicles. Speed limits have also been cut to 70kmh on major roads. See more (Spanish only) or this in English from El Pais. The question now is, will the restrictions carry on through the weekend, or even be stepped up? The council says announcements are made at the last minute because ‘they are emergency measures, activated only if air quality worsens’. Update Saturday 14 October: all restrictions completely lifted this morning.


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