A pilot project part-funded by the EC under the LIFE+ Program–the EU financial instrument for the environment – PERHT, “Parking Green Services for Better Environment in Historic Towns”, has been selected among some  hundreds European projects presented in response to LIFE+ call of 2011. PERHT addresses the very important issue of people and goods mobility by the implementation and demonstration of appropriate and innovative  “green” parking schemes and associated measures in small/mid-size historic towns such as Treviso, where the impacts of individual and commercial traffic are more severe.

Launched in October 2012 and running until September 2015, the LIFE+ PERHT project involves a cooperation between local authorities (Municipality of Treviso), transport service providers (ACTT Treviso) and engineering and research companies (MemEx - Livorno, Softeco Sismat - Genova).

The international dimension of the problem and the potentials for transferability of the identified solutions are also illustrated by the cooperation with EAHTR, the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions that, thanks to their network of thousands historic cities, act as a multiplier partner of PERHT project.