Milan is the TIDE project’s leading city on new pricing measures.
Road user charging in urban areas
The city of Milan is also among the few which have introduced a road pricing measure. The measure is now passing by a "testing” phase to a definitive phase, as an action included in the Mobility Planning tools, that will be formally approved by the City Council by the 2013. After that Milano will launch a planning and political process with the aim to enlarge the road charging scheme to a wider area of the city.
Milano experience is relevant for other cities, because Milano is the first city who can analyse and compare the experimentation of two typologies of road pricing, the pollution charge (ECOPASS, 2008-2011) and the congestion charge (AREA C, 2012- ongoing). Within TIDE Milano could fine-tuning the Area C scheme, taking into consideration also experiences coming from other cities (e.g. Stockholm, London, Gothenburg).
The refinement of Milano’s charging scheme will take into account the users behaviour in reaction to the scheme (shifting to greener modes of transport, opinions,…) and results on pollution, accidents and congestion reduction. In particular, based on the lessons learnt, the adoption of new road charging measures will focus on technologies to be used, pricing schemes and regulatory framework, how revenues could finance infrastructure and how to communicate it to the public in order to create a wider public acceptance for the congestion charge..
Milano innovative parking management and enforcement scheme in inner city.
Milan is developing a study and a Pilot implementation on parking areas where innovative technologies and parking charge management system will be tested.
The technologies are based on OBU (On Board Unit) devices and they will be tested on parking reserved for residents, regulated paying parking, parking reserved for disabled, loading zones, tourism buses.
The study and the Pilot will focus also on detector under the parking spots to identify if or not vehicles have been duly parked. The detector, in case of abuse, could transmit the information directly to the police that provides to impose a fine. Moreover a on-street way finding signage system, together with devices providing street parking availability and rate information via mobile phone, helping drivers to find the city’s often underutilized lots and garages, are foreseen by the study and the test.
Published on 12 Sep 2012
Updated on 07 Mar 2013