Car as driver (34.63%)
Car as passenger (11.42%)
Other Public Transport (0.44%)
- Integrate, from a mobility perspective, the port and the city with a special focus on the old port area, which recently became city-owned and represents an extraordinary opportunity of cooperation and waterfront development and growth.
- Improve the accessibility of the entire shoreline area, which connects the old port and the new port.
- Support the booming cruise business with adequate and sustainable urban mobility options for tourists.
Almost 360 kilometres
Almost 23 kilometres of cycle lanes
Public transport network
Almost 4,6 kilometres bus lanes
Almost 346 kilometres bus paths
Plans and policies
Trieste doesn't have a SUMP established according to the EU guidelines, but an Urban Traffic Master Plan approved by the city council in 2013. It came into force after a complex process of participation by citizens and stakeholders. It points to a more sustainable urban mobility. Among the aspects that characterize the plan there is the assumption of a scale of values between the different components of mobility which encourages the weaker users: pedestrian and bicycle mobility in the first place, public transport and, finally, private traffic and parking.
Among the major changes proposed in the plan there is the establishment of new pedestrian areas and walking trails. These interventions also aim to pedestrian link between the main parking facilities surrounding the old town and the areas of greatest interest, in order to invite people in the historic center to leave the car in the end of the first row, where there are already several parking areas. This change of habits can lead to a significant improvement of the environmental conditions in the city center.
Great attention has been paid to the needs of certain groups and, in particular, the disabled persons, ensuring accessibility to the pedestrian axes for the vehicles serving the disabled, taxis, and emergency vehicles.
The plan also extended a development of bike lanes and pedestrian paths involving mainly the flat areas and the densely populated areas of the city. The plan also identifies some solutions to promote public transport, including a significant increase in reserved lanes / roads.
Trieste after PORTIS
- Number of port employees: +35% (3.500 → 4.725)
- Number of total employment in city: +5% (92.000 → 96.600)
- Unemployment rate in city: -9,2% (6,06% → 5,5%)
- Number of new jobs created thanks to docks redevelopment: +200
- Number of new businesses attracted thanks to port redevelopment: +20
- Number of city-port commuters by car: -10% (3.150 → 2.835)
- Commuting travel time (all modes, in minutes): -20% (25 → 20)
Modal share of PT, cycling and walking in city
- PT +15% (20% → 15%)
- Cycling +100% (1% → 2%)
- Walking +5,3% (19% → 20%)
- Other (including car) -8,3% (60% → 55%)