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Many cities and regions work hard to improve their local transport systems and to react to today’s challenges in a sustainable and effective way. Many show courage by introducing innovative and daring measures: they start pilot projects and sometimes become forerunners in their field. “Members in the Spotlight” provides Polis’ members an opportunity to showcase their activities and to share their experiences.

Member in the Spotlight | June 2016 | Rome, IT

European Cycling Challenge 2016 in Rome - What an impressive performance! #PedalaPerRoma

#PedalaPerRoma (Pedal for Rome) was the official hashtag chosen by RSM (Mobility Agency city of Rome) to launch the ECC 2016 (European Cycling Challenge). We also decided, for a mutual benefit, to connect the competition with the EU project PASTA, aiming at the promotion of active mobility in EU cities (i.e. walking and cycling), in which Rome is one of the 7 case study cities involved.


For the whole month of May, ECC has been hosted on the @PastaRoma twitter account, where info and news have been displayed daily. New hashtag, new brochure and most important a new approach towards the challenge as a whole.

For the very first time Rome has gathered an unexpectedly big group of local cycling NGOs which have massively contributed to the process of both planning and disseminating the ECC 2016 edition. Once brought on board the NGOs all we had to do was to “pedal like hell” and we did! We have proved wrong those romans who still think investing in “cyclability measures” is a waste of public money or “Rome is not Copenhagen” answer when it comes to change modal shift.

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Recent Members in the Spotlight:

  • Gelderland, September 2017:
    How fast cycling in Gelderland encourages modal shift [read here]
  • Île-de-France, August 2017:
    Electric van sharing network established for businesses in Île-de-France [read here]
  • London Borough of Ealing, October 2015:
    The London Borough of Ealing won TIDE award for cycle safety shield for lorries [read here]
  • Madrid, March 2015:
    SUMP Great Reward: Parking in Madrid gets Smart [read here]
  • Bristol, January 2015:
    The Year of Living Sustainably - Interview of George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol [read here]
  • Dresden, September 2013:
    Dresden to be the city accessible to all [read here]
  • Aalborg, July 2013:
    New ambitions and new actions for cycling in Aalborg [read here]
  • Toulouse (Tisséo), March 2013:
    Workplace Mobility Plans encourage companies towards sustainable urban mobility [read here]
  • Emilia-Romagna, January 2013:
    Electro-mobility in Emilia-Romagna region [read here]
  • Catalonia, December 2012:
    The new interurban bus network in Catalonia with high level of service (BHLS) [read here]
  • Perugia, November 2012:
    Minimetro, escalators & elevators for better transport in Perugia [read here]
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), UK, May 2012:
    Development of Demand Responsive Transport Services in Strathclyde - The SPT experience [read here]
  • London, April 2012: 
    Innovations in online services at Transport for London [read here]
  • Dresden, September 2011:
    Electronic Schedules at Public Transport Stops and E-Bikes in an E-Mobility Model Region [read here]
  • Dublin, June 2011:
    Cycle Design Manual in Dublin: Taking a universal approach to traffic [read here]
  • London, March 2011:
    Transport for London - Towards the next generation of transport payment systems in London [read here].

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