Bologna launches “eco-friendly” Sundays banning polluting vehicles

The environmentally-friendly Sundays started in Bologna on 25 November, stopping the circulation of the most pollution vehicles. The initiative covers the city of Bologna, Imola and the urban agglomeration of Bologna (including the municipalities of Argelato, Calderara di Reno, Casalecchio di Reno, Imola, Castel Maggiore, Castenaso, Granarolo dell’Emilia, Ozzano dell’Emilia, Pianoro, San Lazzaro di Savena and Zola Predosa).

The traffic restrictions apply to petrol vehicles up to Euro 1, diesel vehicles up to Euro 3 and pre-Euro mopeds and motorcycles. Exemptions are provided to Autogas, CNG, electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as particular daily needs such as emergency fleets.

“I am satisfied with the agreement on such an important issue as the fight against smog,” said mayor of Bologna Virginio Merola. “When measures that affect the transport of citizens are homogeneous on such a large territory, it is easier for all of us to respect them.”

The second eco-friendly Sunday was on 2 December. The next ones will be on 6 and 20 January, 10 and 17 February, and 3 and 24 March. For more information, please check this link.

5 December 2018