People with reduced mobility can request exemption from Brussels Low Emission Zone
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
People with reduced mobility will be able to keep their vehicle even if it does not meet the standards of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Brussels, per a new measure.
For people with reduced mobility, a car is often the most used means of transport. But these people also often have limited financial resources that make buying a new vehicle difficult.
Other people who qualify for an exemption to the LEZ include anyone who benefits from a social service or similar assistance, like social integration income, disability allowance, or income guarantee for the elderly.
The exemption can only be used on one vehicle, and is in addition to existing exemptions for vehicles that have been specially adapted in order to transport people with disabilities and people in wheelchairs.
These exemptions are now valid for five years instead of three, as they were previously.
The measure was proposed by Minister of the Environment and Climate Transition Alain Maron, and voted on at the end of December last year.
People looking to apply for the exemption can do so using the LEZ website.