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Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia (officially Reggio nell’Emilia) is an affluent city of 167,013 inhabitants, situated in northern Italy. It is the main municipality of the Province of Reggio Emilia. The Max Mara clothing line has its headquarters in the city. Car traffic regularly causes notable traffic congestions, so complex mix of measures were elaborated...

There are no data on modal split, and no information is readily available concerning its urban mobility measures or plans, challenges or partnerships.

However, relying on Internet-based data sources, it’s known that the public transportation network in Reggio Emilia is managed by the municipal transport agency ACT. Urban public transportation comprises low-emission buses (running on liquid petroleum gas). ACT is also responsible for peri-urban transportation throughout the province (including links with the provinces of Modena, Parma and Mantua) as well as rail connections to many other cities. Park and ride facilities are also under the management of ACT, which provides a free minibus to the city center as well as bike hire and the hire of zero-emission electric vehicles.

Reggio Emilia is connected to all the major cities of central and northern Italy via the Autostrada del Sole. Traffic and congestion levels can be extremely high due to the increasing demand for transportation infrastructure from dynamically growing companies in the industrial district outside the city. Modernization projects and the construction of a ring road have been under way for several years.

Information on the more specific challenges associated with these efforts and the partners Reggio Emilia collaborates with, is not currently available.

Summary finalized: August 2010

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