ELVITEN IN ROME
The City of Rome extends in the middle of a flat land and is spread along the two banks of Tiber River. With a population of 2,873,494 people in 2017, Rome is the most populated Italian City. The climate of Rome is mild with hot summer and mild and rainy winter.
The city has a road network of 8,000 km, divided into motorways/expressways (117 km), main roads or class 1 roads (60 km), other local roads/streets (7.823 km). The extension of the reserved bus lanes in the road network is 112 km, while the roads in which bicycles are allowed account for 240 km. As reserved cycling infrastructures in the city, there are 112 km of green bike paths and 128 km of other bikes paths. Two companies offer scooter-sharing service in Rome in ‘free-flow’ scheme: Ecooltra and ZigZag. The global fleet is composed by 401 vehicles and 241 of them (provided by Ecooltra) are electric and directly recharged by the company. Bike sharing is provided by GoBeeBike, with 1800 vehicles (not electric) in ‘free-flow’ scheme deployed in District I and District IX. Number of 518 electric vehicles are deployed by Share’n go.
In Rome, ELVITEN is present in District IX, which unites business and residential areas with lots of commuting. Although the area is flat, there is almost no cycling infrastructure available.
ELVITEN will create a network for 78 electric shared bikes. The project will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps and it will provide free testing of EL-Vs.
In Rome, 78 e-bikes to be offered as sharing services.
In Rome, ELVITEN tackles owners, sharers and deliverers.
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ELVITEN at Workshop on Sustainable Mobility in Rome
ELVITEN project consortium partner in Rome – Municipio IX EUR di Roma Capitale, participated in a workshop: “Mobilità sostenibile ISPRA” organised and hosted by ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, eng: Institute for Environmental Protection and Research). The ISPRA is an important member of the Municipality IX EUR’s Regional Support Group as well as it is supervised by the Italian Environmental Ministry, which is the national authority responsible for validation of environmental KPIs.
The event took place during the European Mobility Week (16-22 September 2019) in Rome on 17 September. The event aimed to address the scientrific community, policy makers and public authorities of Rome. Alessandro Drago, Municipio IX EUR di Roma Capitale, gave a presentation: “CASA-LAVORO-SICUREZZA/ELVITEN PROJECT.EU E-BIKES”. In addition to the event, ELVITEN partner – Roma Capitale provided free testing of Electric Light Vehicles to employees of ISPRA. The employees of ISPRA tested E-bikes that are offered within the ELVITEN project in Rome.
Please visit the dedicated ISPRA website (in Italian) for more detailed information on the event and photos.
ELVITEN project consortium partner in Rome – Municipio IX EUR di Roma Capitale, participated in a workshop: “Mobilità sostenibile ISPRA” organised and hosted by ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, eng: Institute for Environmental Protection and Research). The ISPRA is an important member of the Municipality IX EUR’s Regional Support Group as well as […]
ELVITEN is live in the Eternal City!
The Comune di Roma and S3Transportation have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the Eternal City!
The city of Rome is located in the central-western part of Italy and is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is the most populous city in Italy (with over 4 million residents) and the 4th most populous city in the European Union. Rome is one of the oldest and continuously occupied sites in Europe. Known as the Eternal City, it is a cosmopolitan of globally influential historical, cultural and archaeological heritage.
The municipality of Rome is administered over XV (15) Districts. District IX (located in the South of Rome) will be the location of the ELVITEN demonstrations. Sixty-four percent of the territory of the city is covered in hills, with seventy percent of District IX covered in hills (forty percent slightly highly, thirty percent very hilly). Sixty-eight percent of the city is covered in green areas. Public transportation in Rome consists of bus, metro, railways and trams. Despite limited parking for private transportation, public transportation performs poorly in comparison. During peak times during the week, passengers wait an average of 32 minutes for the bus and 10 to 15 for the metro and tram (respectively). The city also limits the amount of traffic in their four Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ). These zones are only accessible through permit and the cost varies depending on the proximity to the city centre and the type of engine.
The Municipality of Rome is promoting electric mobility via free access to the LTZ and deploying a wide network of charging stations. At the moment there are 118 with an expected increase to 300 in the near future. ELVITEN brings 60 eBikes to District IX to promote integrated and sustainable mobility. There will be 8 e-Hubs located in the IX Town Hall, which are innovative charging stations that also allow parking of the eBikes. There are some stands located near the Eur Laurentina and Eur Magliana metro stations, along with other strategic areas of the IX Municipality (such as Via di Acqua Acetosa Ostiene, Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa or Adrea Meldola, Fonte Meravigliosa). The booking of the eBikes are done through the ELVITEN app, which provides free testing of the EL-Vs with approved and registered helmets and license. In Rome, ELVITEN targets owners, sharers and delivers.
Stay tuned for more details about ELVITEN in Rome!
The Comune di Roma and S3Transportation have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the Eternal City! The city of Rome is located in the central-western part of Italy and is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is the most populous city in Italy (with over 4 million residents) and the 4th […]
ELVITEN at the FIA Smart Cities Forum hosted in Rome
On 12 April 2019, Rome hosted the third season of the FIA Smart Cities Forum. A series of high-level conferences, the Forum gathers a variety of stakeholders to discuss how private and public actors can lead the new mobility transition. The theme of this year’s event was “Innovation in the Eternal City” and was held at the E-Motion Pavilion, Formula E circuit. Appearances were made by Andrew McKellar (Secretary General for Automobile Mobility and Tourism, FIA) Alejandro Agag (CEO Formula E Holdings), and Virginia Raggi (Mayor of Rome).
In honour of the first-ever Formula E race in Rome, leaders in Development and Sustainability gathered together to share their insights regarding the future of urban mobility in rapidly growing cities. Among the topics that were discussed concerning the current challenges cities face in the field of urban mobility were congestion, pollution, lack of mobility choices and poor safety measures.
The ELVITEN project was presented by the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi along with Linda Meleo, the Councillor for Transport Policies, Dario D’Innocenti, the president of the IX Municipio & Alessandro Drago, the municipal councilor for Mobility. Rome, as a pilot city, will be the site of experimentation of e-bike sharing in the promotion of integrated and sustainable mobility. There were demonstrations using one of the 78 electric bicycles that will be available. There will be 8 e-Hubs located in the IX Town Hall, which are innovative charging stations that will also allow parking of the bicycle that can be booked through the App. There will also be other stands located near the Eur Laurentina & Eur Magliana metro stations, along with other strategic areas of the IX Municipality (such as Via di Acqua Acetosa Ostiene, Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa or Adrea Meldola, Fonte Meravigliosa). The bikes will be available for more than a year, providing an ecological and functional vehicle for rapid travel.