Transportation in Florence has become a lot smarter and more inclusive. On 2 August, an extensive bike sharing programme was launched that will see 8,000 bikes made available.
The Lombardy region in Italy is making a significant investment in clean public transport by buying 22 new electric buses. The two cities in Lombardy to benefit from their purchase will be Milan with 10 new vehicles and Bergamo with 12 of them.
The two sets of buses bought are based on the Solaris Urbino 12 model. In both, the electric power is stored in a high energy battery pack with a total capacity of 240 kWh.
The IMPACT project is glad to invite you to its final dissemination event: "Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems". It will be held in Rome (Italy) on 21-22 September 2017.
IMPACT is a European Commission Coordination and Support Action investigating the key role played by cultural factors in managing safety and security issues related to emergencies in public transport systems.
Prato’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) was the first to be approved in Tuscany and one of the first in Italy. Drawn up with the technical support of TRT Trasporti e Territorio, the SUMP was developed in partnership with citizens, local authorities and stakeholders. Their input was collected via an online survey and meetings.
After a two-year process that involved figures from public administration (politicians and technicians), specialists, stakeholders, committees, associations, and citizens, Parma's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) was approved in March 2017 by the City Council.
Parma is the first Italian SUMP to be finalised in combination with a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), thereby ensuring that environmental and other sustainability aspects are integrated into the plan. TRT Trasporti e Territorio provided technical support during the SUMP's development.
According to a study conducted in Italy by URBI, over 5,000 vehicles were booked a total of 4,265,000 times in the last six months. Presenting at the Smart Mobility in Smart Cities conference at the University of Milan, authors of the study were optimistic about their findings. "In Milan today, shared mobility is no longer a goal but a reality," said URBI founder Emiliano Saurin.
The council of Emilia-Romagna has approved a bill that allocates € 10 million for improving cycling infrastructure.
The funding will be used to make existing cycle lanes safer, construct new cycle lanes and renovate railway stations to make bicycles more accessible.
One of the main aims of the bill is to promote cycling and national tourist cycle lanes as method of sustainable urban and interurban mobility.