City of Milan wins prestigious transport award
The City of Milan, on of the most car-dependent in Europe, is among the few European cities to have introduced a road pricing measure. This measure, known as AREA C, was introduced in January 2012, following a referendum in which 79,1% of voters supported the upgrade of an existing, limited charge to cover more vehicles and aslo a wider area.
The programme reduced congestion - vehicle accesses to AREA C fell by 28%. Demand for on-street parking is down by 10% and productivity for freight deliveries within Milan has increased by 10%.
More information at www.internationaltransportforum.org/2014/awards
Milan is also a partner city in the TIDE project: www.tide-innovation.eu