Only the street in Stockholm which is worst hit by air particles, Hornsgatan in the Södermalm district, has a ban on studded tires. The plans have been to expand the prohibition zone, but it does not seem to happen this winter.
The studded tire ban has decreased the proportion who drive with studs on Hornsgatan street from 70 to 30 percent. The share of studded tires has also gone down to 50 percent throughout the whole inner city.
The reduction of air particles is however not sufficient for Stockholm to meet the EU standards. The city administration will therefore this winter run an advertising campaign to get more people to choose other than the studded snow tires. A possibly expanded prohibition zone is thus saved to next winter season.
In Sweden, there is a requirement for winter tires or equivalent equipment from December 1 to March 31, if winter conditions prevail.