A new, pedestrianised Piazza di Spagna was inaugurated on 3 April after nine months of reconstruction work at a cost of 860 thousand. Traffic has been diverted so that Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Mignanelli now form one large area for pedestrians, although taxis and electric buses will be able to pass along a corridor extending to Via del Babuino. As well as being completely repaved, the square has been equipped with an automatic watering system for the palm trees and improved street lighting. The section of the street between the Barcaccia fountain and the column in Piazza Mignanelli (now cleaned and restored) has also been altered to aid rainwater drainage.
In the Ghetto area, city authorities have announced that the limited traffic zone (Ztl) will be extended to include Piazza delle Cinque Scole. A barrier of potted plants will be installed by the end of April at the crossing between the square and Via San Bartolomeo deVaccinari, preventing traffic from entering the square from Lungotevere deCenci. Traffic wishing to enter the area will instead have to approach from the Ztl-controlled Via Arenula. Parents of children at the Jewish school in the area will be issued with special permits allowing them to enter. The move follows complaints from residents about people visiting Trastevere and Campo deFiori using the square as a 24-hour car park.