Bologna, Italy

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agglomeration: 548,295
city: 380,635

Land area

141 km2

Population density

2705 inhabitants/km2

Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region, is ranked as the seventh most populous city in Italy, with about 380,000 local inhabitants and around 100,000 university students coming from outside the city. Nearly 2 million trips per year overcharge the road network and for this reason city pollution has become a serious issue.
It' s also considered one of the most important traffic hubs in Italy thanks to the city' s strategic location.

Modal Split

Year 2007


PGTU (General Urban Traffic Plan)



Population (2007)


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Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Chiara Cavicchi

Telephone: + 39 051 2195807
Email: bologna.itchiara.cavicchicomune
City website:
Political representative: Andrea Colombo, Councillor for Mobility and Transport

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Civitas MIMOSA (2008 - 2013)   (show/hide more information)
    The project aims to create and disseminate a package of measures (i.e. regulations, communication strategies, new levels of mobility, etc..) and it allows to use the most effective tools to promote innovation and best practices in the field of sustainable urban mobility.
  • ITetris (2008 - 2011)   (show/hide more information)
    The main purpose of ITetris is to carry out research and demonstration of next-generation technologies in order to create innovative software able to perform advanced simulations for a more effective management of urban mobility.
  • Smartfreight (2008 - 2011)   (show/hide more information)
    Smartfreight aims to apply the new information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the distribution of goods, and increase the economic performance of the most central areas of our cities without penalizing citizens.
  • Eurocities
  • CIVITAS Forum Network

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Currently, is in force a PGTU (General Urban Traffic Plan) and it is in process of drafting an update.

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