Milan, 3 June – Not even time to archive the school year that the Municipality of Milan is ready to rekindle the Area B cameras, the LTZ as large as the whole city is designed to keep diesel vehicles at bay. Not only Area B, dto Wednesday 9 June, as Mayor Beppe Sala had anticipated, the normal hours of Area C (7.30-19.30), of the regulated parking in paid spaces (blue stripes) and in those reserved for residents (yellow stripes) and the ban on parking for street cleaning will return. In short, the mobility provisions that had been temporarily suspended as part of the anti Covid measures will be in force again.
What changes from 9 June
Entry to diesel vehicles euro 0, 1, 2 and 3, petrol euro 0 and 1 and to all vehicles over 12 meters in length (except those heading to their offices) will be forbidden. They will then come back 145 cameras in operation: of these,
55 immediately in operation sanctioning and the remainder as the pre-exercise period ends. Another 43 cameras will be installed and progressively activated during the year. However, the suspension of Area B for diesel euro 4 will be maintained until further notice, in line with the provision taken by the Regions of the Po basin
Area C also returns to normal operation: for a fee therefore from 7.30 to 19.30 and with access bans for diesel vehicles euro 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 and petrol euro 0 and 1, until now active with reduced hours.
Blue stripes for a fee
The stop with the yellow stalls intended for residents will be reserved again. Paid parking, with blue stalls, will return to be paid (except, where provided, for those who reside or are domiciled in the respective areas in possession of the pass). The service is also restored control of the parking ban on the occasion of street cleaning. Specific exemptions will remain in force for people working in the health and social-health sector of the emergency.
Objective: to reduce traffic in the city
From the entry of Lombardy into the yellow zone, the data of private traffic in the city have undergone a progressive increase: compared to 2019 the congestion index is 47% higher, while the entrances to Area C of vehicles subject to payment are 37% higher. Switching on Area B and restoring Area C at the end of the school year will avoid consequences on the level of public transport. With the absence of students, in fact, passengers will decrease in the most critical hours and, thanks to the Pact on the timetables of the city promoted by the prefect and mayor, and signed by all the entrepreneurial and commercial categories and by the trade union representatives of the workers, we will continue to avoid the concentration of passengers in the hours of greatest use, between 8 and 9 in the morning. Furthermore, in recent weeks, there has been an increase in the use of bicycles and sharing vehicles; a phenomenon that eases public transport on the surface and on the underground, without however aggravating congestion and pollution. For information: www.comune. milano.it, 020202, Area B and Area C counter, mezzanine M1-M3 Duomo from Monday to Friday 10.00 – 15.30.
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