Parma, Italy

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agglomeration: 271,163
city: 177,714

Land area

261 km2

Population density

682 inhabitants/km2

In the recent years the solution of traffic and mobility problems in the urban area have always played a strategic goal for the decision makers of Parma. The main strategies that have been implemented progressively tend to discourage private car use in the central areas, while promoting more environmentally friendly modes. For many years, restricted traffic zones and pedestrian areas, as well Car Sharing and Bike Sharing services have been implemented. The Mobility Management activities carried out by the Municipality encourages the use of public transport by means a contribution to the employees to buy subscription.

Modal Split

Year 2010


PUM : Mobility Urban Plane

Survey method:

Street survey, street count. The data relates to the average number of trips per day, from 7,30-9,00 , in week days. “Trips” here relate to the mode which constitutes the major/longest part of the whole one way journey.



Population (2010)



Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Arch. Angela Chiari

Telephone: +390521 218941
Email: parma.ita.chiaricomune
City website:
Political representative: Gabriele Folli, Councillor for Environment and Mobility

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The sustainable mobility in all its modes (walking, cycling, public transport) has been the primary objective of the Planning for Mobility in Parma in recent years (PUM and PGTU: Today, the adoption of a new Master Plan for Sustainable Mobility is a necessary starting point for the sustainable development of Parma.

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