Monopoli, Italy

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agglomeration: 66,024
city: 48,403

Land area

156 km2

Population density

310 inhabitants/km2

Monopoli, a medium city in the province of Bari (Region of Apulia) is large about 156 square kilometres (60 sq mi) and lies about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast from Bari. It has about 48.403 inhabitants.

It is an important turistic centre (about 200.000 tourists in 2012), due to the proximity with sea and to cultural and historical traditions of the city. Furthermore many visitors are interested to the landscapes and environmental attractions, like “Murgia dei Trulli” a large area of 4,505 hectares among the hills.

Infrastructural network for transport is composed of:
- Coastal railway line which connects Bari to Lecce (station in the city center);
- Port system: an important fishing, shipping and tourist port identified as part of the Regional Transport Plan (PRT) as a port of interest for regional strategic role in national port system.
- Road network: total length of 435 km; permanently pedestrian areas for a total area of ​​70,000 square meters; old city centre entirely "Controlled Traffic
Zone" ; cycle paths (about 10 km) are being extended; bike sharing system at startup that includes 3 stations and about 20 bikes.

Modal Split

Year 2013


Valuation based on Bari\'s TEMS data




Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Giuseppe Pugliese

Telephone: 0039 080 4140429
City website:
Political representative: Emilio Romani, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The city is expanding bicycle and pedestrian paths and plans to integrate them with both the ordinary mobility network and with the existing routes of slow mobility at the regional level (e.g. Bicycle network of Valle D’Itria and route n° 6 “Ciclovia Adriatica” of Bicitalia network).
In this regard, the definition of SUMP is a priority, also to manage the amount of tourists which come to Monopoli in the summer season.

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