Rome is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. With 2,9 million of residents in 1,285 sqkm, it is also the country’s largest and most populated municipality and the fourth largest city in the Europe Union, by population within city limits. 65 per cent of inhabitants travel by car, with 9 per cent walking, 25 percent taking public transport, 1 per cent riding a bike, with negative impacts on pollution and congestion.
The city administration hence is committed to re balancing the modal share in favour of collective transport also incentivising sustainable modes, (eg. Cycling, sharing, electric traction).
Rome Municipality, with the support of the Mobility Traffic Plan (PGTU) and SUITS contribution, is currently drafting the SUMP.
The first interventions outlined regarding:
- enlargement of the cycling network
- works of adapting, technological innovation, automation and accessibility regarding metropolitan lines
- the metro network strengthening
- new tram lines