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The City of Torino wants to move beyond car-oriented mobility, creating a better, cleaner, safer and more friendly urban environment to boost cycling

About Turin

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Turin is the city capital of the Piedmont region and one of Italy's important economic centres. Since the 1990s, Turin has been following a path that has seen it transform from an industrial capital into a hotbed of innovation and culture. During this time, the City of Torino has worked hard to foster sustainable mobility, launching its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in 2014. The city approved its strategic cycling mobility plan in 2013, with the aim of bikes achieving a 15% modal share by 2020.

Main cycling challenges

Cycling in the city of Turin is growing steadily, despite a lack of large investment. The mostly car-oriented mobility culture, built up through decades of street design planning, is now shifting to a more balanced modal mix. The city has one of the highest levels of car ownership in Europe, which has meant that public areas are congested by cars, a problem which needs to be overcome in allocating space for separated bike lanes.


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884,733 Population
Amount of cyclists icon
2,500 Amount of cyclists
(on busiest route)
Car ownership rate icon
674 Car ownership rate
(cars per 1000 residents)
City area<
130 km² City area
Length of cycle network icon
201 km Length of cycle network


Cycling solutions

Turin will focus on the fundamental development of its cycling infrastructure, which will be aided by learning more advanced assessment and monitoring techniques.

Mentor: Amsterdam



Gabriele Del Carlo

Piazza San Giovanni 5

gabriele.delcarlo [at]

+39 1101133186

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This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 769177.

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