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Vth World Road Congress - Milan 1926

The Congress took place in Milan in the Sforza Castle and in the palace of the Law School from 6 to 10 September 1926. The closing session was held in Rome at the Capitol on 13 September 1926.

Fifty-five countries were represented, with 2000 participants approximately.

The main Question discussed at the Milan Congress was the « Autostrade », i.e. special roads reserved solely for motor traffic.

For more information: note on the Milan Congress.