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City centre traffic limitation

Ways of limiting the amount of traffic in city centres has been discussed at least since Roman times. In the modern era, the most common forms of limitation are parking controls and charges, and physical restrictions (such as pedestrianised shopping streets). Restraint of particular types of vehicle at particular times is less common. Here are a few examples.

Lübeck, Germany. An historic city invaded by cars. (Taken 1994)

Lübeck, Germany. An historic city i…

Lübeck, Germany. Traffic limitation scheme enforcement. Vehicles are prohibited from entering the city centre during the day at weekends. Exemptions include hotel access, deliveries, taxis and residents with permits. (Taken 1994)

Lübeck, Germany. Traffic limitation…

The C symbol in white warns drivers as they approach the central London Congestion Charge zone.

The C symbol in white warns drivers…

Congestion charge enforcement cameras within the central London charging zone. Number plates are recognised and checked against the database of vehicles for which the charge has been paid.

Congestion charge enforcement camer…

C charge information sign at the entrance to the central London Congestion Charge zone.

C charge information sign at the en…

Britain's first road user charging scheme, applied to part of Durham's historic city centre since 2002. Drivers wishing to enter the restricted area during the daytime must pay a charge.

Britain's first road user charging …

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