Green Sundays return to Rome, LPG vehicles exempted from traffic restrictions

As required by the calendar of the 2022-2023 winter season approved by the Capitoline Council, Sunday 20 November was the first of the five ‘ecological Sundays’ for which, with an ordinance from the Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri, traffic is blocked for all internal combustion engine vehicles in the ZTL (limited traffic zone) “Green Belt”. The vehicles exempted from this restriction include: electric or hybrid vehicles and those powered by LPG and CNG (bi-fuel or dedicated), among others.

“The ‘ecological Sundays’ are measures that contribute to the reduction of polluting emissions but, above all, they constitute opportunities for raising awareness on environmental sustainability and on the good practices to be adopted to improve the air we breathe to protect our health and the quality of the city ​​environment. This is why we wanted to bring the dates for the 2022-2023 winter season from four to five,” said Sabrina Alfonsi, Councillor for Agriculture and the Environment.

“On the reduction of air pollution we must make up for a delay of over 10 years which has contributed, at a national level, to the application of infringement procedures and condemnation by the European Court of Justice. First of all, we are required to comply with the provisions of the Lazio Region’s air quality recovery plan and we are working to achieve the decarbonisation objectives and the achievement of climate neutrality by 2030 for which the European Commission has included Rome among the 100 European cities that will be pioneers,” she added.

The other selected dates of this initiative are: 4 December 2022, 8 January 2023, 5 February 2023 and 26 March 2023. For more information, please visit this link.

23 November 2022