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    Policy Position on Urban Vehicle Access Restrictions

    12 April 2019

    FIA Region I disputes the added value of urban vehicle access restriction (UVAR) schemes, as they have negative effects on the economy of municipalities and often do not bring about the expected benefits. Although well intentioned, these initiatives are highly burdensome and costly for motorists, both for residents and visitors alike, and can lead to social exclusion as well as loss of attractiveness of city centres. Those schemes also disproportionally impact occasional users, such as tourists. Decision-makers need to start thinking outside of the box and begin to deliver smart mobility solutions for road users.