Promoting Soft Mobility
Among the major changes proposed within its Urban Traffic Master Plan, the City of Trieste is establishing new pedestrian areas and walking and cycling routes.
Implementing sustainable mobility
As part of the PORTIS project, a bike sharing system will be introduced in the inner city. For this measure, Trieste and its local partners will:
- increase pedestrian areas and cycling paths in the old city centre in order to create new ways of accessing the waterfront and Old Port, thereby increasing the attractiveness of walking and cycling there;
- enlarge the target area of the bike-sharing system and promote and foster bikes as a mode of transport;
- manage and maintain the future bike-sharing system through an external company and enlarge the system through the installation of other bike stations within the Old Port area;
- increase intermodal solutions (bike-bus-boat) for tourists and commuter through cooperation with the urban public transport company and further develop cycling itineraries;
- boost car sharing and car pooling systems.
All of these actions will be supported by awareness raising campaigns targeted at the public, stakeholders, and institutions. They will focus on the operating principles, advantages, and positive impacts of bike-sharing, car pooling, and car sharing systems.
The local authority will also undertake a detailed soft mobility plan to ascertain tailor-made and effective opportunities, as well as a feasibility study for possible mobility solutions.
This includes implementing a pilot project for the identification of one or more routes on and bus stops at which users would be able to switch from bus to bike and boat to bike.