23 September 2016
According to a survey by the national observatory on sharing mobility promoted by the Ministry of the Environment, Milan and Turin are competing with the best European capitals.
The recent results of the study show the growing development of bike and car sharing in the main Italian cities. But let's go in order.
Let's start from the two wheels, where for number of vehicles per surface, only Paris (with 30 bikes per square km) surpasses Milan and Turin, with respectively 26 and 9 two-wheelers. Behind the two Italian cities are the other big European cities like London (6), Madrid (3) and Berlin (2). The figures for the number of stations per 10 square kilometres are also very good: Milan has 14 (with 256 total vehicles) and Turin 12 (with 92 bicycles). The Italian figures see, as far as two-wheelers are concerned, a total fleet of 13 thousand bicycles distributed in 184 cities with a community of over 200 thousand users (in 2015).
On the four-wheeled front, our boom dates back to 2013 with the launch of Car2Go and Enjoy car sharing services; in these three years the phenomenon has developed rapidly, covering 31 cities: Milan with 2062 vehicles, Rome with 1450, Turin with 930 and Florence with 660. Paris, with almost 4,000 vehicles, is still very far away, London and Berlin are closer, with 2,800 and 2,070 vehicles respectively, while Madrid is lagging behind with 1 ,020.
The performance of large Italian cities stands out when analysing vehicles per thousand inhabitants: Florence with 17.24 cars, Milan with 15.32 and Turin with 10.44. Paris, which is firmly in the lead in the other rankings, succumbs, arriving at one vehicle for every 1,000 citizens. The matter becomes critical instead in terms of density per square km: in this case Milan, the best Italian city, has 11.35 cars, one third of those available in Paris (36.31).
There are several startups on our platform that operate according to the sharing philosophy, even if not strictly related to mobility. From Antlos, the platform for renting boats and sharing marine activities and experiences in groups, to Gnammo, the first gastronomic social network that brings together those who love to cook with those who love to eat. And Le Cicogne, the system to quickly and safely find the nearest babysitters, and Fubles, the first Italian soccer network dedicated to football.
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