The authorities in Milan have banned travel by cars, motorcycles and scooters for three days — 28, 29 and 30 December, the BBC reports. These days will launch a special public transport passes, which will cost 1.5 euros and be valid for one day.
This decision was made due to excessive air pollution, which in recent weeks has increased significantly due to the lack of precipitation. To ride on private vehicles will be prohibited from 10 to 16 hours, writes Motor.ru.
Rome authorities have also announced a complete cessation of movement of vehicles (except equipped with environmentally friendly engines) due to high content of harmful substances in the atmosphere. According to Il Messaggero, this measure is imposed for a period of two days on 28 and 29 December.