Milan – Tomorrow, Wednesday 9 June, is on schedule the reactivation of Area B, the restoration of normal hours of Area C (7: 30-19: 30), of the regulated parking in the paid spaces (blue stripes) and in those reserved for residents (yellow stripes) and the ban on parking for street cleaning. It is a decision of the the municipality of Milan in agreement with the Prefecture, after they had been temporarily suspended as part of the measures aimed at containing the Coronavirus. Let’s see them in detail.
Starting from 9 June, with the usual weekly hours (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, from 7:30 to 19:30), reactivate the cameras in Area B, the restricted traffic area with a ban on access and circulation for the most polluting vehicles which coincides with a large part of the territory of the city of Milan. Entry to diesel vehicles euro 0, 1, 2 and 3, petrol euro 0 and 1 and to all vehicles over 12 meters in length will be prohibited (except for those heading to their offices). From 9 June they will therefore be 145 cameras in operation: of these, 55 immediately for sanctioning purposes and the remaining as the pre-exercise period ends. Another 43 cameras will be installed and progressively activated during the year.
Back to work normally too Area C (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.
The stop with yellow stalls intended for residents will be reserved again. Paid parking, with the blue stalls, will go back to being a payment (except, where applicable, for those who reside or are domiciled in the respective areas in possession of the pass). The control service of the parking ban on the occasion of street cleaning is also restored. Specific exceptions will remain in force for people working in the emergency health and social health sector and the suspension of Area B for euro 4 diesel will be maintained until further notice, in line with the provision taken by the regions of the Po basin.
From the entrance of the Lombardy in the yellow zone, private traffic data in the city have suffered 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. By turning Area B back on and resetting Area C at the end of the school year, 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 the Mayor of Milan, and signed by all the entrepreneurial, commercial and union representatives of workers, the concentration of passengers will continue to be avoided in the hours of greatest use, between 8 and 9 in the morning. Also, in the past few weeks, it has registered an increase in the use of bicycles and sharing vehicles; a phenomenon that eases public transport on the surface and underground lines, without however aggravating congestion and pollution. “All activities are progressively resuming – declares the councilor for Mobility Marco Granelli – and citizens must move safely and efficiently: now that the school year is over, we can reintegrate the traffic management measures, the protection of neighborhoods and residents away from parking and crossing traffic, maintaining and reinforcing the commitment to safe and effective public transport. Moving whenever possible by means of alternative means to the car, by bike, by sharing means or at off-peak times is a a choice that helps the community and allows those who have no alternatives to private vehicles, goods and services to move better with many benefits for everyone, including air quality. I thank the signatories of the Pact on timetables and all those who, companies , workers, citizens, differentiate hours and choose sustainable mobility “.
For information: www.comune.milano.it, 02 02 02, counter Area B and Area C mezzanine M1-M3 Duomo from Monday to Friday 10: 00-15: 30.
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