NOISE LOW EMISSION ZONE IMPLEMENTATION IN URBAN PLANNING: RESULTS OF MONITORING ACTIVITIES IN PILOT AREA OF LIFE MONZA PROJECT

The main objective of LIFE MONZA (Methodologies fOr Noise low emission Zones introduction And management) concerns an easy-replicable method for the identification and management of the Noise Low Emission Zones, urban areas subject to traffic restrictions, whose impacts and benefits regarding noise issues are testing in the pilot area of the city of Monza, located in North Italy. Noise LEZ has been introduced in Libertà district, by top-down actions (infrastructural interventions) and encouraging an active involvement of the people, in the definition of a more sustainable lifestyle (bottom-up actions). Monitoring activities in pilot area regarding noise, air quality and the wellbeing conditions of the citizens have been carried out, and they are still ongoing, before and after the Noise LEZ implementation and the available results are described in this paper, in order to discuss and to evaluate the main effects of Noise LEZ introduction in urban planning and in lifestyle of the inhabitants.

Authors: Silvaggio; Curcuruto; Maggi; Fasanella; Cattani; Di Menno Di Bucchianico; Gaeta; Leone; Mazzocchi; Bellomini; Luzzi; Borchi; Bartalucci; Carfagni; Arcangeli; Mucci; Casati; Pessina