Wroclaw continues eliminating heavy traffic in the city centre (Poland)

By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Next month restrictions on heavy traffic entering the city are set to tighten.
The city of Wroclaw has decided to limit the amount of heavy traffic on its streets. In March 2011 a periodic ban on all trucks over 18-tonnes was introduced. Trucks are banned from entering the city during the following hours: 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM. To enter during these hours, special permission is required. Until now the city would issue permission under certain, but not very demanding, conditions.

As of June this year, new permission is required for entering Wroclaw with a heavy truck during restricted hours. This time it will not be so easy to get permission and much more information will have to be provided by the interested carriers. The idea is to encourage the carriers to make more use of smaller transportation units on the streets of the city. If the carrier demonstrates its actions towards more city friendly logistics, the chance of getting longer access hours will be higher.

Source: Gazeta Wroclawska (in Polish)
Urban freight/city logistics