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Mobility Measure

Designing sustainable, safe and accessible bike and pedestrian routes

This measure aims to increase the safety and accessibility of bike and pedestrian routes for residents and tourists. 

Implementing sustainable mobility


In order to increase the level of safety for pedestrians and cyclists, both in the Municipalities of Portoferraio and Rio, infrastructural works were designed and implemented in some of the most important and frequented areas of the cities.

In the territory of Portoferraio, some renovation works have been realised on the ancient pedestrian route “Cammino della Rada”. In addition, many infrastructure works have been completed in order to enhance safety along the quay of the touristic port (“Calata Mazzini”), in the rear port area and in the path nearby the “Porta a Terra”, the ancient entrance to the city centre from the land.

In Rio, some areas around the port have been regenerated to remove architectural barriers that prevent cycling. This was carried out in the framework of the current “Design renewal of the back stage harbour areas" project.

Funding for this action has already been secured from other sources. Bike access within the municipality’s urban areas has been also improved. Generally, accessibility to existing paths along the coast was improved, while maps and electronic totems were installed at key points along bike and pedestrian paths.

What were the outcomes of the measure?

The measure has been completed and implemented.

The main outcome of the measure is the identification of real safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians and the improvement of their overall accessibility and safety, with the general aim of enhancing soft mobility among residents and tourists.

Basic Information

ELB 3.2
March 2017

Thematic Areas