|GP: Electronic control of the Mestre restricted access zone (Venice mainland) - Italy|
This measure focuses on mitigating traffic through a congestion charge on access to Mestre, thus contributing to a reduction in atmospheric and noise pollution.
Objectives / Innovative Aspects
To mitigate negative effects generated by vehicles in the city, which is already subject to high atmospheric and noise pollution. This is also due to the presence of the ring road in a residential centre.
The Electronic access system project is based on the installation and use of circa 20/25 Electronic entry and access points following analysis to identify optimal points for intercepting traffic along the main access points of the city. The preparatory study has the task of identifying the exact number of access control points to be installed.
This measure, managed by the City of Venice and recently by ASM, has been modified because the new local administration has a different strategic objective. The idea is to still use electronic access control in the entire area of Mestre, but just study the possibility and make an evaluation of benefits by introducing a congestion charge..
Reduction by 10-15% in the number of cars entering the city by 2008. This is in line with the results seen in other cities such as London and Florence.
The above project is part of the CIVITAS - MOBILIS initiative