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  1. nic.tracy
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    hi mate i have seen the green scooters around valencia last year i live in southern spain and one of my lambrettas has historic plates i always understood that i could take it through any city ,is that no longer the case?,i no longer listen to politics in spain as it goes round in circles nick barton

    • Jaime Supereibar
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      As far as I know Barcelona and Madrid are the first and only cities to apply such rule within their metropolitan areas. Madrid has the particularity of having a rather small low emission zone with just 8km2 where hardly anyone has a classic vehicle, and there is not a specific necessity to actually drive through, unless you are delivering goods. Yeah, its bad enough, but you can at least park in the vicinities and walk a reasonable distance. Barcelona is way worse. Even if traffic is not restricted from 20h until 7h, the area is 95km2.. Massive. There is no way to escape it. I literally cannot even get the scooter out of my parking garage except for night time and weekends, and in my case my Lambretta was my daily ride.

  2. Doug
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    I feel for you Jaime, there is a survey taking place in Manchester currently
    https://cleanairgm.com/clean-air-plans/

  3. Nudger
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    The ONLY way this can be fought outside the courts is for everyone to continue to ride/drive their historic vehicles and not pay the fines. If everyone did that in London when the Congestion Charge came in, for example, it would have collapsed within days.

    • Jaime Supereibar
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      I am not sure how it is in England, but if you do not pay a fine, the government has the power to reach your account and take the money plus a penalty. If you do not have money, they’ll seize every property that you own until the fine is paid. They’ll turn your life to misery.

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