09 October, 2011
Car Free Sunday
On Sunday, there will be no traffic from 8:00 until 18:00, local time, on Milan streets. The ban is imposed when pollution exceeds certain standard over a period of 12 days. The measure was taken to reduce smog from Milan city. This type of measure was first taken in 2007 when the pollution exceeded certain standard for 12 consecutive days. From my point of view, this type of measure is too drastic because there are other types of intervention that should be considered such as by improving the pubic transportation services so that more users will leave their private vehicles behind. With time, pollution levels in the city will reduce due to less number of vehicles on the road.