Traffic restrictions in central Athens suspended on Monday due to strikes

Measures restricting the circulation of vehicles in the centre of Athens will be suspended on Monday, January 15 due to strikes affecting all types of public transport on that day, police announced. In addition, all vehicles will be allowed free access to bus lanes.

Traffic in Athens’ city centre on weekdays is normally restricted to cars with either odd or even number plates, depending on the date, which are allowed access to the inner zone or ‘daktylios’ on alternate days. The measure is designed to reduce the air pollution burden in the city.