Area C – Limited Traffic Zone of Milan
Topic of the practice
Energy and sustainable transport
Good Practice Information
The introduction by Municipality of Milan of a charging system to enter into the LTZ (a 8,2 km2 ring coinciding with the city centre) aims to reduce congestion, to encourage both less polluting vehicles and other modes of transport, improved by the revenues collected from the charge.The LTZ has 43 access points (7 reserved for pt vehicles) that are electronically monitored by surveillance cameras.
It’s a part of the urban traffic master plan.
The profit has been used to strengthen public transport services (over 250 added trips/day by bus and tram and 32 by metro, extension of peak-hour service to 10 am instead of 9 am), and to encourage bike sharing (sharing points increased from 120 to 174, and planned to become over 200).
Transferability is possible in cities with similar dimensions.
Evidence of success
Achieved results (comparison 2012-2011, first six months):
- Daily road traffic entering the LTZ: -46,000 vehicles (-34%)
- Commecial speed: +5.7% (bus), +4.7% (tram)
- Number of accidents: -28%
- Air pollution: PM10 -18%, NH3 -31%, NOX -10%, CO2 -22% (comparison between enforcement and suspension weekdays in 2012)
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Annex completed on: 06-05-2013