Public transport, Milan, the capital of zero-emission mobility

Public transport, Milan, the capital of zero-emission mobility

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The collaboration between Legambiente and Motus-E led to the presentation of the new city MEZ dossier which photographs the current situation relating to the transition to zero-emission mobility. Lombardy is a great protagonist.

Among the main results obtained, it emerges that 76% of public transport in the Lombard capital is already zero emissions. Not surprisingly, Milan has been awarded the title of Italian capital of green mobility thanks to the presence of public transport that is largely already electrified. The data recorded by the report also show positive results for the cities of Bergamo and Brescia which respectively own 23% and 17% of zero-emission public transport.

Photo credit - depositphotos .com Not surprisingly, between the future plans of the Milanese Transport Company (ATM) stands out the goal of achieving a total conversion of road transport. In fact, the plan envisages expanding the current fleet, which includes 124 green buses, to 167 units by the end of 2021, so as to have a fully electric fleet on the road by the end of the decade. Let's not forget that Milan aims to replace all current diesel buses with zero-emission vehicles thanks to investments of 1.5 billion euros that will allow the city to save 30 million liters of diesel and 75 thousand tons of CO2 per year.

The transformation of urban mobility is an essential pillar that will not only require a strong reduction in the number of private vehicles, but also an electrification of the vehicles circulating in the cities. The Vademecum was created with the aim of giving an idea of ​​the progress of this process and of preparing and supporting transport administrations and actors for the very important challenge that awaits them, commented Franceso Naso, coordinator of Motus Market and Environment Technologies. -IS.

Positive data, therefore, but which require greater efforts on the front of private transport. We think, in fact, that only 0.8% of cars and motorcycles are battery-powered even if the Lombard capital records numbers four times higher than the national average, equal to 0.2%. Cities such as Bergamo and Brescia instead recorded 0.5% and 0.4%.

In the coming weeks, Motus-E and Legambiente will monitor other cities: the protagonists will be Rome and Bari.

Public Transport Council seeks views from people with disabilities and caregivers in online survey

SINGAPORE - An ongoing public survey is seeking feedback from people with disabilities and their caregivers about their travel experiences and barriers faced while using public transport.

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has put up an online survey form that is open from now till the end of the month. It will take about 10 minutes to complete.

The views will help to further improve the public transport system, it said. To access the survey form, go to this website.

All responses are anonymous, the PTC added.

At least 200 people have responded to the survey so far.

It contains questions on whether the respondent uses mobility aids, the frequency he uses his main mode of transport each week, and how satisfied he is with the transport options available.

It also asks about waiting time, reliability, service information provided, accessibility and comfort, among other factors.

There are also statements where survey respondents are asked to rate their level of agreement, such as 'I am treated with respect when I travel on public transport.' and 'I am confident that public transport workers (bus drivers, station staff) are capable of providing assistance to me.'

The survey is in response to recommendations made in April by the independent living workgroup under the Third Enabling Masterplan, a national road map to building a more inclusive society for people with disabilities here.

The workgroup aims to promote the independent living of people with disabilities through technology and design.

It has made 11 recommendations focused on improving accessibility in the built environment, ensuring access to information and services, increasing adoption of assistive technology, raising awareness of disability and promoting inclusion.