Milan bans vehicles from its streets for 10 hours to clear away smog
The residents of Milan recently were struck with an unearthly silence, as the northern Italian city decided to leave its cars at home for a whole 10 hours in an attempt to decrease smog. All traffic came to a grinding halt between 0800 and 1800 local time. 120,000 vehicles were affected on this green Sunday with officials deciding to place the ban after having shocked themselves into environment-awareness with satellite imagery showing Milan to be one of the most polluting cities in Europe!
Also, the city center will have no polluting vehicles drive through on Thursdays though not every environmentalist around is too pleased with the move, stating that public transport should be improved to encourage people to leave their cars home.