Environmental episode for high level of PM10


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Activation of measures

Prohibició de les activitats

Control of public works

Reduction (or prohibition) and control of public works and municipal services that may generate dust.

Prohibició de les activitats

Increased irrigation

Increased irrigation in streets, parks and non-asphalted squares.

Advice in the case of a particle pollution episode

Mou-te a peu

Use a bicycle

Travel on foot or by bicycle, use streets with less traffic and avoid peak times.

Opta pel transport públic

Choose public transport

Use public rather than private transport.

Comparteix vehicle

Share vehicles

If you have no alternative but to use a private vehicle, share it or combine its use with public transport.

Controla la temperatura dels edificis

Control the temperature in buildings

Regulate the temperature in your house or workplace, avoiding excessive heat or cold.

Ventila l'habitatge

Air your home

Air your home at times when there is less traffic on the streets.

Redueix l'esport intens

Reduce intense physical activity

Reduce intense physical activity, especially outdoors. Avoid doing it if you are part of the vulnerable population *

* Older people, people with heart or respiratory diseases, children and pregnant women.

Check your vehicle's environmental label

Would you like to recive informations when the air pollution is activated?

Air quality in 12 answers

Is the air we breathe in Barcelona polluted?

Aire Barcelona contaminat

What is the Barcelona Ring Roads Low Emission Zone?

Zona de Baixes Emissions Rondes Barcelona

What traffic restriction do vehicles without a DGT label have?


How does pollution affect our health?

Com afecta a les persones el PM10

Which vehicles cannot circulate during a pollution episode?

Vehicles no poden circular en episodi de contaminació

How can I help to reduce pollution in Barcelona?

Reduir la contaminació a Barcelona

Does the restriction apply to vehicles from other provinces and foreign vehicles?

La restricció afecta als vehicles d’altres províncies i estrangers

How will I know the right environmental sticker for my vehicle?

Com puc saber el distintiu ambiental del meu vehicle

What is the Metropolitan T-Verda?

Què és la T-Verda Metropolitana

Will professional vehicles without any environmental label be allowed to travel in 2020?


Do the restrictions have a greater effect on people with lower incomes?


What are the planned penalties?


What is the Metropolitan Registry?


What is an air pollution episode?

episodi de contaminació

How do I know if a pollution episode has been announced?

Com m’assabento que estem en episodi de contaminació?

What is the T-Aire?



episodi contaminació pm10

Activation of pollution episode protocol for high levels of PM10

25/01/2020 - 12:27 h

Pollution. Temporary measures are in place to cut the high levels, such as more intense watering down of streets and the prohibition of municipal activity which generates dust.

Activation of preventative warning stage for high levels of PM10

23/01/2020 - 13:04 h

Pollution. Municipal services are taking preventative measures, such as more intense watering down of streets and avoiding the use of air blowers.

Institutional declaration on the climate emergency in the city

16/01/2020 - 19:25 h

Climate emergency. Institutional declaration on the climate emergency in the city

Climate emergency declared in Barcelona

15/01/2020 - 18:56 h

Climate emergency. The climate emergency declaration is an institutional and public commitment to adapt the city and mitigate the climate crisis.

Map of Barcelona's air quality

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