City authorities in Milan have approved a city centre charge to start this autumn aimed at reducing congestion and tackling air pollution.


    The system will operation from 07.00 to 19.00 via a system of electronic monitoring devices at 42 entry points to the city centre, and the charge will range from €2 to €10 depending on the emissions of the car. Milan is one of Italy’s worst cities for air pollution.

    • The Stockholm city congestion charge returned last month after a successful trial in 2006. Drivers pay between 10 and 20 kronor (€1.07-2.14) whenever they pass an electronic pay station on the edge of the charging zone. There are few changes from the trial, notably the abandonment of direct electronic debits from a driver’s bank account.

    This news story is taken from the September 2007 edition of T&E Bulletin.