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The city of Milan has just adopted its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan after 3.5 years of preparation

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City: Milan
Audience: Large City
Topic: Urban Mobility Planning
Step in the SUMP cycle: Step 10: Manage implementation

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Activity description

The city of Milan has just adopted its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan after 3.5 years of preparation. The process involved several public consultations under the supervision of a Scientific Steering Committee. The SUMP is based on an appropriate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a Cost Benefit Analysis. The Plan aims at reshaping Milan’s overall mobility over the next 10 years, redefining the boundaries of the metropolitan city and serving large suburban areas.Measures such as traffic calming, traffic reduction and shared mobility are core elements of the city strategy to improve the livableness of the city and the wellbeing of citizens and city users. For instance the new shared system “free floating”, operated by cars, bikes and scooters, is a fully integrated mobility system that supports both individual mobility and Local Public Transport, especially when allowing people to reach areas with a weak demand or uncovered by public transport and in a more comfortable way.According to the first data coming from the car sharing user’s survey, about 12% of respondents have already decided to give up their first or second private car, while about 8% is oriented to do so in the future (estimate reduction of 15,000 owner vehicles since the car sharing services have started in Milan).The success of Milan’s shared mobility is certified by a constant increase in the number of daily rentals. As for the car sharing, 15,340 are the average daily rentals and each shared vehicle is rented 5.6 times a day on average. The average duration of each rental is about 21 minutes and each car travels 6.21 km a day.

Lessons learned

As demonstrated by the selection of Milan among the three finalists for the 6th EU SUMP Award on the topic of shared mobility, the MaaS planning approach of Milan is considered by the jury of the award as very positive because it stimulates shared mobility. The jury also valued the stakeholder involvement and cooperative activity: it addresses citizen involvement, cooperation and co-creation at different levels and with different type of stakeholders, e.g. every new operator has the obligation to register and share data with the transport authority.