Milan offers various alternatives for getting from one point in the city to another. There is a network of buses, trams and metropolitana (subway) available to residents and travelers. The lines of the metropolitana connect different parts of the metropolis, even connecting it to the farthest outskirts of the city.
Besides the most comfortable and traditional modes of transport, such as taxis, it is possible to move around using alternative transport. District Radiobus allow the passenger to request a bus service by phoning. The passenger is then collected directly and taken to their chosen destination.
With car sharing, managed by a few organisations in Milan, the passenger is able to pick up a vehicle, use it and then later return it to one of the various parking areas present in the city. Otherwise, those interested in the city’s bike sharing, can hire a bicycle and then return it when they are finished. It is simply a matter of purchasing a daily, monthly or annual pass. The pass can be activated using the internet site.
With scooter sharing, the passenger can pick up the nearest electric scooter thanks to a dedicated app and return it at the end of use.
Area B is a limited traffic area with no access and movement for some types of vehicles. Access, where permitted, is not subject to payment. The boundary of the area called Area B aims at the maximum inclusion of the territory and of the resident population, and is bounded by 186 access points.
The access to the historical center of Milan is limited by the Congestion Charge area (Area C). The restricted traffic zone in the center of Milan, is bounded by “Cerchia dei Bastioni”. The access points are 43, including 7 for exclusive use of public transport, and are monitored by cameras. To enter in “Area C” you must purchase and activate an entrance ticket.
CAR PARK SYSTEM AND PARKING SPACES
Milan is a fundamental centre for Italian entrepreneurship and a mandatory stop for tourism. Many visitors travel by car to the city, which is endowed with infrastructure designed to handle traffic. Once in the Lombard capital, one can decide whether or not to drop off their car straight away – to avoid the hassle of traffic – and opt instead to use the metropolitana (subway) to reach the centre. Otherwise they can continue by car towards the centre where they will find the Area C controlled zone inside the circle “Cerchia dei Bastioni”.
Even in the very centre, close to most important destinations, there are numerous car parks.
The blue lines indicate spaces where parking is permitted upon payment for limited periods of time. The rates, operating hours and parking duration are indicated on nearby signs.
ATM has recently entered into some conventions with companies which manage payment through APPs for IOS, Android and WindowsPhone:
The yellow lines, on the other hand, indicate areas reserved for residents in possession of the appropriate permit. Holders of “disabled permits” are able to park for free in the reserved areas, both in paid areas and areas reserved for residents.
The municipal police can remove illegally parked vehicles and impound them until a fee is paid.
For information on towed vehicles: Ufficio Rimozioni (Impound Office) Tel.: +39 02 77270280