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A reduction in air pollution levels in Milan, hopefully

I read that Milan’s council is about to introduce a pollution related traffic charge.  This means that shortly those who drive vehicles that pollute heavily will have to pay to enter the city.  This should reduce the horrendous levels of air pollution which make Milan one of the most polluted cities in Europe.  I was also pleased to learn that motorbikes and scooters will be exempt from this new charging system.

Something which may be related to Milan’s poor air quality is the fact that quite a number of Milanese are heading out of the city to live in the towns nearby.  The reasons given for this mini-exodus on the news this evening were pollution levels and quality of life.  Apparently residential rental levels have been falling too, as supply starts to exceed demand.

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It’s nice to hear some good news for a change.  Now, if only they could do something about the levels of dog poo on the pavements, Milan would start to become quite a good place to live.

Here’s hoping.

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