Mobility manager at the centre in phase 2 of the emergency

On behalf of the Capitol Hill and with the support of all the Capitoline mobility managers, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità is carrying out two investigations to photograph what will be the reality of the movements in this second and delicate health emergency phase. The surveys are addressed to both the companies that have the mobility manager and to the employees.

We remember, the role of the mobility manager established by the Ronchi decree of 1998, represents a reference for the adoption of sustainable home-work mobility modes, not only by by employees, but within a company or a body. The mobility manager’s role is also central to the strategic actions contained in the Urban Sustainable Mobility Plan (Pums). The two surveys launched by Roma Servizi per la Mobilità have different goals and are aimed at different interlocutors. The first survey is directed to mobility managers of companies/bodies of the Capital and aims to monitor which actions can be activated to quantitatively reduce home-work trips by using the smart working mode (working staying home). In addition, the survey seeks to check whether it is appropriate to change the times of people doing the same trips or to focus on company shuttles, sharing mobility or cycling.

The second survey, on the other hand, is directed at employees and is aimed at understanding the propensity to change the way they travel, especially because of the new social distancing requirements provided for in the antivirus decree. In the first section of this second survey, the employees&feelings about the smart working experience in the health emergency’s phase 1 are explored. For employees, May 8th is the deadline to answer the questionnaire, developed after a comparison with the Roman mobility managers during the Capitoline Mobility Commission of last 27 April and where approximately 100 out of the 230 referents took part. So, the Roma Servizi per la Mobilità website explains how "through this survey Roma Capitale asks the companies’ employees with mobility managers to imagine what their travel choices will be like when they will resume work and daily life activities, gradually and safely.”

But, beyond those who will keep smart working, travel in the city will have to remain sustainable for many reasons:

  • to lighten the flow of people using public transport;
  • to contain private traffic;
  • to ensure more social distancing.

For this reason, according to the Capitol Hill, it is also essential to encourage the use of bicycles and micro-mobility, such as scooters, or to change the mode of travel through the use of shared mobility; such as cars, scooters, bike sharing and car pooling. The questions to employees, in the Roma Servizi per la Mobilità questionnaire, are aimed at highlighting both the travel habits before the Covid 19 emergency and the intentions afterwards, with the slow return to daily and working life. The anonymous questionnaires can also be filled in online.