In order to reduce emission from motorbikes in the city centre, Bologna was planning on deploying an automatic control and enforcement system. This system would have restricted access to the historical city centre for motorbikes based on their emission levels.
The main objective of the measure was to:
- Trigger a conversion of motorbikes towards less polluting models.
Bologna has positive experiences with intelligent transport systems (ITS), also with regards to access restrictions. These systems have however not effectively controlled access by motorbikes as the deployed cameras are not capable of detecting their small licence plates.