New parking: discounts for workers, tradespeople

Milan city hall has announced new discounts on parking fees for workers and tradespeople in the city.
 
For the outlying area known as the cerchia extrafiloviaria – that’s anywhere outside the bus routes 91/91 – a 50 per cent discount was already available to anybody who bought a €40 monthly season-ticket, instead of paying hour by hour.  Now the administration has announced a new discount  for shift workers and tradespeople bringing the price down by about 70 per cent to €25.  (These won’t apply in the area around the S. Siro stadium when it’s being used for matches, concerts or other events.)  Applications for this extra discount must be made by email to mta.abbonamentisosta@comune.milano.it.
 
Moving toward the city centre, but still outside Area C, the next concentric ring is called the cerchia filoviaria, zones 2 and 9 to 23.   Here, too, with the new discounts announced this week, a €60 season ticket will be available for shift workers (starting earlier than 06.30 or finishing later than 21.00), shopkeepers and shop, bar and restaurant staff.
 
The central area, the cerchia dei Bastioni (Zones 1 and 3 to 7) will offer a 90 per cent discount, but only to public service workers (health, law and order, etc.), who will pay €60 for the season-ticket. These will require an application on the employer’s headed notepaper.
 
And finally, a new discount for workers with a need for brief stop anywhere in the city – like for example delivery drivers – is now available in the form of a pre-loaded ticket with a value of €100 but costing only €30, thus with a 70 per cent discount.
 
Announcing the new rates, councillor Pierfrancesco Maran said, “These new parking rules are designed to meet the requirements of people needing their vehicles for work, and at the same time to discourage fee evasion.  It’s a pact with the citizens, as we have always said, based on the principle of paying less if we all pay our part.”
 
Full details of all these discounts are available on the city administration website at this page.

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