The german environmental aid association (DUH) has filed a lawsuit against the state of baden-wurttemberg in order to ban diesel vehicles from driving in freiburg. Only on thursday, the administrative court in gelsenkirchen ordered a no-driving zone in essen, which includes the busy autobahn 40, following a lawsuit filed by DUH. This means that the number of stretches of road closed to diesel vehicles continues to rise. Franconia is not an air paradise either: excessive nitrogen oxide levels are measured not far from the A 73 motorway. Especially around the frankenschnellweg in nurnberg. Could a piece of highway also become a no-go zone for diesel drivers in franconia??
Limit value at 40 micrograms
The affected section in essen cuts through a residential area, with houses only a few meters from the roadway. In 2017, an annual average nitrogen dioxide value of 50 micrograms per cubic meter ( µ g/m 3 ) was measured at this location. According to the 39. Federal immission control ordinance since 2010 but only 40 micrograms.
The conditions in nurnberg are similar: the measuring point "von-der-tann-strabe" is located only about one kilometer south of the frankenschnellweg. Yesterday, the peak value during the day was quite high at 91 µ g/m 3.