MOVE21 project partners met in Bologna and Rome (Italy) for a full four-day site visit between 28-31 March, to learn a bit more about the measures and activities that replicator cities are implementing in their jurisdiction area.
After a warm welcome from Sergio Lo Giudice – Chief of the Metropolitan Mayor’s Office and Deputy Mayor for Labour and Economic Issues – and Alessandro Delpiano – Director of the Territorial Planning Department of the Metropolitan City of Bologna, Day 1 was filled with site visits in Bologna and its metropolitan area, at the local multi-service bike association L’Altra Babele, a visit at Interporto Bologna SpA (Bologna’s freight village), FERCAM warehouses and at a logistics hub and railway station in Castel San Pietro Terme, hosted by Robopac.
On Day 2, after a thoughtful and hospitable introduction by Simona Larghetti – Mobility Councillor of the Metropolitan City of Bologna – the MOVE21 and SmartHubs EU-funded projects met for a joint symposium, facilitated by Eurocities. Interventions from Tiina Ruohonen, Karst Geurs, and Christoph Kirchberger, and breakout sessions focusing on the co-design of hubs, governance of mobility hubs, accessibility tools and stakeholder assessment.
After a trip from Bologna with the high-speed train, day 3 started with a keynote from Eugenio Patanè – Councillor on Mobility of the Roma Capitale – and Fabio Nussio – Head of International Cooperation at Roma Servizi per la Mobilità.
Site visits started right after that, checking new bike boxes installed at San Paolo metro station, parcel lockers installed at Roma Termini, one of the electronic gates of the Rome’s Limited Traffic Zone located at Piazza della Repubblica, the ongoing works at Piazzale Flavio Biondo, in front of Roma Trastevere railway station, where the first multimodal hub will see the light in a near future, and lastly Corro cycle logistics hub, again in the Trastevere district.
Day 4 ended the works with a wrap-up discussion hosted by Università degli Studi Roma Tre headquarters, with a feedback session on site visits and a workshop focused on newly developed L-3D software elaborated by TRElab (Edoardo Marcucci and Valerio Gatta), to collect feedback from stakeholders about how to start implementing mobility hubs in the urban environment.
Next stop: site visit in replicator city Munich in October!