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Information Area C ( Limited Traffic Area ) Milano
CONGESTION CHARGE – AREA C
Area C, the Congestion Charge, will phase in Milan, January, 16th, 2012. Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 7.30pm, new access regulations to the city centre will be introduced. Access to the area called “Cerchia dei Bastioni” (via 43 entrance points) will be restricted to drivers purchasing the 5 Euro ticket valid for all vehicles. Special terms will be applied to residents and duty vehicles.
Bicycles, scooters, electric cars, vehicles displaying blue badges for disabled people as well as hybrid, methane powered, lpg and biofuel cars (up to December, 31st, 2012) will be exempted from the charge. Excluding the above mentioned exemptions, Euro 0 petrol vehicles and diesel fuelled vehicles Euro 1, 2 and 3 can no longer have access to the city center.
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 plate numbers should be reported to Comune di Milano
WHY THE CONGESTION CHARGE?
Improving the life conditions of those who live, work, study and visit the city is the goal of the Congestion Charge - Area C. Its objectives are:
Decreasing road traffic in “Cerchia dei Bastioni” (city centre).
Improving public transport networks.
Raising funds for soft mobility infrastructures : cycle lanes, pedestrian zones, 30kph zones.
Improving the quality of life by reducing the number of accidents, uncontrolled parking, noise and air pollution.
Choosing public transport as opposed to private cars makes traffic more smooth-flowing which in turn increases public transport frequency. Decreasing the number of circulating cars will result in reduced polluting emissions.
The limited traffic area, Cerchia dei Bastioni, is the area with the best public transport system in Italy with its 15 bus routes (37, 43, 50, 54, 57, 58, 60, 61, 67, 70, 73, 74, 77, 84, 94) 11 street-car lines (1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27) and 3 underground lines (M1, M2 e M3). This system will be further strengthened when Area C comes into effect.
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CERCHIA DEI BASTIONI
Area C, which coincides with the limited traffic area Cerchia dei Bastioni, has 43 access points electronically monitored by surveillance cameras. 7 out of these 43 access points are limited to public transport vehicles.
The surveillance cameras detect the entering subject and transmit the data collected to a computer which recognizes the vehicles, their classification (residents, duty vehicles, free access ones) and the corresponding due charge.
The access to Area C does not allow the use of fast-track lanes.
See access points to Cerchia dei Bastioni
The entrance ticket is always valid throughout the charging day (from 7.30am to 7.30pm). The purchase covers all accesses made on the same day.
All vehicles: 5 €
Residents and garage owners within Cerchia dei Bastioni*: the first 40 accesses are free before December, 31st, 2012. 41st access onward: 2 €
Two different fees apply to duty vehicles*:
5 € for the daily access + 2 hours of free parking in the designated blue spaces
3 € for the daily access only
*Mandatory registration at the website: www.areac.it
HOW TO PAY
All accesses made between January, 16th, and March , 16th, can be paid up until March, 17th, 2012.
The ticket can be paid the day itself or within midnight of the following day. The ticket allows accesses, exits and transits with no limitations throughout the day.
Ways of payment:
Coupon: available at tobacconist, newsagents, ATM Points (Milan transport company)
Banca Intesa Sanpaolo cash machines
Pay and display machines
Call center 800.437.437