Road planning

This LAP indicates if hydrogen has to follow specific requirements when transported, and if the regulations are different from the transport of other types of gas. It identifes the competent authorities to allocate the routes.


Road Planning provide the municipalities with a clear understanding of the maximum risks that the transport of hazardous substances may cause. Baseline goals are: Transport hazardous substances between major industrial sites and abroad, including in the future, keeping risks for locals along the routes within legal limits, provide clarity to municipalities about what may / may not be built.

Pan-European Assessment:

Hydrogen is considered as any other flammable gas or dangerous good for its transportation. The Agreement of transport of Dangerous Goods by Road applies.
Is it a barrier?
Assessment Severity
Treated as dangerous flammable gas. No barrier.


Question 1 Are there any specific regulations or restrictions on the road transport of hydrogen? A) Does hydrogen have to follow specific requirements when transported? (e.g. specific types of roads, specific route)
Requirements and possible restrictions are specified in the ADR.
Question 1 Are there any specific regulations or restrictions on the road transport of hydrogen? B) Please specify the requirements regarding tunnels, bridges, parking, others
EU regulates the tunnels you may pass with dangerous goods. For category A tunnels everything is permitted. B, C and D tunnels are restricted for transport in tanks. Bridges have no limits. For the transport of hydrogen via tunnels the requirements/limitations are described in: ––04–01 (in annex 2, article 3 list with tunnels with limitations for hazardous goods)
Question 2 Which authorities are competent to allocate the routes? (and at what level: national, local?)
Depending the owner of the road: National, Provincial, local or privately owned, for everyone there are guidelines in the structure vision. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment will make these visions.
Question 3 Are the regulations differing from the transport of other types of gas?
Describe the comparable technology and its relevance with regard to hydrogen
LPG and other flammable gases

National legislation:

EU Legislation: