Milan leads on shared mobility

Milan leads on shared mobility

60,000 milanesi use car and bike sharing.

Shared mobility is gaining ground in Italy, with Milan in the lead, says the 2017 report from Sipotra think-tank research into transport policy.

“Milan is the most advanced city on the shared mobility front,” states the report, “and also for its policy for sustainable mobility.”

The report highlights how some 60,000 Milan residents frequently use various kinds of shared mobility such as BikeMI for cyclists, scooter sharing or car sharing.

Over 200 towns and cities in Italy now offer bike sharing, with a current total of nearly 14,000 bicycles, most of them with assisted pedalling.  This puts Italy at the top of the EU for this category, says the report.

Car-sharing, too, is ever more popular in Italy, with 29 towns offering over 5,700 cars to some 7800,000 subscribers.

Another sustainable policy becoming ever more popular is car pooling, or travelling by car in a prearranged group, for example people living and working in the same parts of the city.