The future of urban mobility lies in advanced technologies

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Smart bus shelters, new tram lines, and smart operation to be adopted structurally, with innovative solutions, to have a positive impact on corporate sustainability and costs. Roma Capitale, the Department of Mobility, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità and ATAC - thanks in part to the partnership with Citelum, which has made its advanced technology available - are studying innovative solutions for the city's near future, as discussed yesterday morning at a conference held at the Campidoglio. In particular, the synergy with Citelum, the promoter of an experimental project carried out in collaboration with Envision, has made it possible to develop a particularly important project: the new intelligent shelter that will make waiting for public transport "technological". In terms of new infrastructure, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità has called for tenders for the feasibility design of 7 new tram lines and new stretches of cycle paths, which will be added to the more than 65 km already completed in recent years. But there is much more.


The New Mobility Centre, created in collaboration with Almaviva, a digital innovation company and technological partner, will make it possible to achieve three priority objectives: reconstructing mobility in the metropolitan area in real time, with specific reports to improve efficiency; implementing action plans to influence mobility in real time and resolution of  anomalous events; providing users with precise information to make informed travel choices. Three objectives that can be condensed into one word: prevention. A term which, when applied to mobility, means providing citizens with even more comprehensive information and helping to improve traffic flow (for example, by discouraging further congestion on an already busy route). In the case of public transport, prevention, i.e. even more precise forecasting using the new technologies, will reduce waiting times and provide citizens with the best solution for their needs. In addition to these benefits, there are two other fundamental ones: increased safety, thanks to the new monitoring indicators and a reduction in polluting emissions thanks to the reduction in urban traffic. The new station will gradually enter into service between the end of this year and the first quarter of 2022.


Roma Servizi per la Mobilità, together with ATAC and the Mobility Department of Roma Capitale, is working on the design of the new all-electric bus that will soon be in service on the capital's roads. Compared to the cars of the past, the new generation of 'green' vehicles have no batteries but accumulators. Therefore, the buses can fill up with energy at the terminus thanks to special column poles. And that's not all. The new electric buses will be 12 metres long and can be used on the busiest routes in the city centre.


A project proposal for the realisation of intelligent bollards, among other things, is being studied by Roma Capitale. An initial test will be carried out on the one in Via Mercadante. Thanks to new video sensors ; services such as people counting, social distance control, as well as the possibility of internet connection, sockets for recharging devices and light electric vehicles and the variable message panel will be activated. Bike lanes, an app dedicated to cyclists and no less than seven new tramways complete the picture for an epochal and necessary change. As part of its infrastructure design activities, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità has built and is building the new bike lanes. Both in the "traditional" version and in the so-called "transitory" version, a term which, it should be stressed, is not synonymous with 
temporary but, on the contrary, indicates a work that may, if necessary, be subject to additions (e.g. with the laying of a kerb). Since 2016, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità has already built more than 65 km of new tracks, including permanent and temporary ones, to which will be added the tracks that are close to the start of the works.


It will be available, for all types of devices, from next July with the aim of promoting the use of bicycles and electric scooters in daily trips around the city. The app is first and foremost a navigator capable of calculating the best route to a destination, using Google's new cycle route calculation modeDuring the trip, it monitors the journey and calculates some important trip parameters such as distance travelled, average speed, calories consumed and CO2 emissions saved. 


Roma Servizi per la Mobilità has called for tenders for the feasibility studies for the new tram lines envisaged in the Pums (Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility):
  • Via Barletta-Viale Angelico-Piazzale Clodio;
  • Viale Angelico-Ponte dellaMusica-Auditorium-Parco della Musica;
  • Tiburtina Station-Ponte Mammolo (MB);
  • Piazza Mancini-Via Flaminia-Corso Francia-Stazione Vigna Clara;
  • Anagnina (MA)-TorVergata-Torre Angela;
  • Giardinetti-Tor Vergata-exchanger A1 south
  • Tangenziale tranviaria Sud Marconi-Parco Appia Antica-Subaugusta.
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