The city’s Mobility and Environment Agency will use the mobility and kerb managment platform to ensure the post-Covid world is greener, fairer and more resilient for citizens.
The Mobility and Environment Agency of Milan (AMAT), a wholly owned agency of the Municipality of Milan, has teamed up with Paris-based tech company Vianova to develop improved shared mobility infrastructures and regulations.
Vianova’s mobility and kerb management platform is set to play a key role in helping the city to better plan its post-Covid infrastructures and improve the integration of shared mobility services within its transport ecosystem.
As the second biggest city in Italy, and having one of the highest car ownership rates in Europe, Milan has committed to reduce both traffic flow and pollution levels by launching an ambitious urban planning scheme: the Strade Aperte (Open Streets) Plan aims to reallocate 35km of streets from cars to cycling and walking.
Vianova is a data platform that helps cities better integrate and manage shared, connected, electric and autonomous transport solutions in the urban space, enabling better use of city infrastructure, and promoting safer and more sustainable mobility. Vianova has offices in Paris, Zürich and London.
As part of the project, the French company will partner closely with more than 17 mobility operators (including Cityscoot, Voi, Lime, Dott, Share Now, Ubeeqo) and AMAT, to analyse, supervise and enhance the integration and usage of shared mobility services – e-scooters, bikes, mopeds, cars – in the Italian city, through a centralised digital platform.
“With AMAT’s support, we’re able to provide a centralised solution that is tailored to the needs of the local government”
After years working to reduce car use, this new collaborative approach will help the city of Milan accelerate the creation of cleaner, safer and more efficient streets for people to move, walk and cycle around. Along with the rapid and versatile development of shared mobility, Vianova’s platform aims to support Milan move towards people-centred urban development and make the 15-minute city concept become a reality. This project is supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
“Thanks to our collaboration with Vianova, the city of Milan will be able to equip itself with a powerful tool to better monitor the demand for shared mobility,” said Valentino Sevino, director of mobility planning and monitoring area at AMAT. “And plan specific interventions to ramp up the city’s mobility offering with new services. It is an ambitious project and we look forward to the results that this partnership will yield in the months ahead.”
Thibaud Febvre, chief operating officer, Vianova, described Milan as an urban centre “ripe with potential” when it comes to enabling better integration of connected transportation services in European cities. He added: “With AMAT’s support, we’re able to provide a centralised solution that is tailored to the needs of the local government and, ultimately, will help make Milan’s urban environment more liveable and attractive.”
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