LIFE MONZA: project description and actions’ updating

Chiara Bartalucci 1 , Francesco Borchi 2 , Monica Carfagni 2 , Rocco Furferi 3 , Lapo Governi 2 , Alessandro Lapini 2 , Yary Volpe 2 , Salvatore Curcuruto 4 , Enrico Mazzocchi 5 , Giuseppe Marsico 5 , Sergio Luzzi 6 , Carlo Maria Nizzola 7 , Manlio Maggi 8 , and Antonio Fasanella 9
  • 1 University of Florence , Florence, Italy
  • 2 University of , Florence, Italy
  • 3 University of , Florence, Italy
  • 4 Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), , Roma, Italy
  • 5 Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), , Roma, Italy
  • 6 Vie en.ro.se. Ingegneria Srl, , Roma, Italy
  • 7 Municipality of , Monza, Italy
  • 8 ISPRA, , Roma, Italy
  • 9 Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale, Sapienza Universita di , Roma, Italy

Abstract

The introduction of Low Emission Zones, urban areas subject to road traffic restrictions in order to ensure compliance with the air pollutants limit values set by the European Directive on ambient air quality (2008/50/EC), is a common and well-established action in the administrative government of cities. The impacts on air quality improvement are widely analysed, whereas the effects and benefits concerning the noise have not been addressed in a comprehensive manner. As a consequence, the definition, the criteria for the analysis and the management methods of a Noise Low Emission Zone are not clearly expressed and shared yet. The LIFE MONZA project (Methodologies fOr Noise low emission Zones introduction And management - LIFE15 ENV/IT/000586) addresses these issues. The first objective of the project, co-funded by the European Commission, is to introduce an easy-replicable method for the identification and the management of the Noise Low Emission Zone, an urban area subject to traffic restrictions, whose impacts and benefits regarding noise issues will be analyzed and tested in the pilot area of the city of Monza, located in Northern Italy. Background conditions, structure, objectives of the project and actions’ progress will be discussed in this article.

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