Rome has much unfulfilled potential when it comes to active mobility. Cycling has a crucial role to play in reducing congestion and improving the quality of life for all in the Italian capital.
Main cycling challenges
A combination of a lack of a cycling culture and proper infrastructure and the influence of decades of car-oriented policies has created a potent mix - one of the Europe's highest car ownership rates ande one of its lowest cycling rates. The exensive use of private vehicles does not only have a high environmental cost, but also an economic one: Rome's inhabitants spend 135 million hours commuting each year. There exists great promise for sustainable urban mobility to become an integral part of the city fabric, and in the process make it a more liveable place for residents and tourists alike.