Milan Case study – area C reduces traffic pollution and transforms the city center [Sep. 2019]


Year: 2012

Creation and implementation of a congestion toll for vehicles to access the city centre of Milan. The idea is to promote alternative forms of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport to improve GHG emissions and air quality in the centre. It also promotes cleaner vehicles as these are exempted from the toll.


Policy Type: Public intervention

  • Easy to implement and replicate
  • Tackles both climate and air quality issues
  • Requires strong political will
  • Requires strong communications and awareness campaigns

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