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Green Mobility in Genoa

When we consider moving around Genova in a sustainable way, there are many possibilities. We may group into three categories:

    • Slow individual mobility (walking or riding personal bikes)
    • Public Transport
    • Sharing mobility (scooters, bike or car sharing)

 

As Genova climate conditions result relatively mild in every month of the year, walking and biking are favourable alternatives to move around the city.

Most of the historical centre of Genova is completely car-free and many other pedestrian areas are located in the city centre. It is possible to walk to reach university buildings, main cultural and public institutions, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. It is easy to move around Genova when distances are relatively short.

Biking around Genova is a good choice, too. Although historically its steep streets have always discouraged people from using bikes for everyday mobility, a new environmental consciousness and, recently, the Covid-19 outbreak has boosted the development of new bike lanes.

Gradually “emergency lanes”-that where built temporarily at the beginning of the pandemic-are now converted into permanent ones, and urban network is expanding from the city centre to the peripherical neighbourhoods along the coast and towards inner suburbs.

UniGe itself is contributing to this growth of the urban bike network through dedicated lanes design in order to make University accessibility simpler for those that choose to reach it by bicycle.

Bus network and urban railway are the most used options, being the first very widespread in the urban centre and the second one the main alternative for commuters.

Subway is also very used by people that need to move fast across the city centre; even though there aren’t many stops, they’re located in the main hubs of Genoese core area.

How to move around in a sustainable way