AFTER weeks of pressure from environmentalists and left-wing politicians, Edmondo Angele, Rome's chief traffic official, has proposed measures to reduce pollution and ease traffic congestion in the capital's historical center.
Most of Rome's nine pollution monitoring stations have been reporting higher-than-acceptable levels of carbon monoxide emissions since Romans returned from vacation in early September.
To combat the problem, Mr. Angele seeks:
*A ban on private traffic from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the center of Rome, to take effect this coming Monday. The area includes Via Veneto, the fashionable and heavily trafficked street on which the United States …