Among the preparations Expo 2015, the municipality has decided to clean up one of Milan’s most important streets – Corso Sempione.
Running two kilometres from the Peace Arch, past the RAI TV studios with their iconic antenna tower to Piazzale Firenze, the boulevard – which the previous administration also intended to regenerate – will now enjoy a total makeover. In particular, the 900 or so cars parked illegally between the trees which separate the traffic lanes will be removed, making place for new flower-beds, and new plane-trees will be planted to replace those cut down in recent years. Bike lanes will be added, as well as park benches and dog areas.
The crowning touch will be the opening of a metro station at the crossing with Via Domodossola, connecting to the new M5 “lilac line”.
City hall has reassured residents that a solution will be found to replace the unofficial parking slots on the green verge between the trees, by reorganising the slots available in the surrounding streets.