With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Prato, Italy
Prato, with a population of 191,000 inhabitants and a density of about 2,000 inh /km2, is Tuscany's second largest city; it lies 15 km north-west of Florence, in the center of a densely populated and highly industrialized plain.
Prato’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan has been the first drawn- up and approved sustainable urban mobility plan in Tuscany and one of the first in Italy. Prato’s Sustainable and Urban Mobility Plan took as reference methodology the EU guidelines. It outlines the vision of mobility in the city for the next decade.
Prato’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan has been recently approved and first actions are currently under implementation. However, the ex-ante assessment of the Plan forecasted the range of effects that are (by 2025): - a 20% decrease in overall distance covered by private vehicle. The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan process has been widely based on citizen, association and stakeholder. Over 1,500 people participated and answered to the on- line survey aiming to detail urban and regional mobility demand.
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months