Arianna Censi, Councillor for Mobility of the Municipality of Milan: 'I tell you about the mobility of the future' - THE INTERVIEW
How does Milan deal with the problems of all large Italian and foreign cities? We talked about this with Arianna Censi, Milan's Councillor for Mobility
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With Arianna Censi, mobility councillor for the municipality of Milan, we try to understand where urban mobility is going. What solutions are being taken to solve the increasingly varied mobility problems.
We talk about Milan, but Milan is facing the same challenges as other big cities in Italy and beyond. The first is to get cars off the road. Both from the roadway and from the car parks. To do this, the use of bicycles, sharing and public transport is being encouraged, but why not also seriously focus on motorbikes and scooters? They are yes polluting, but less than cars and in any case they streamline traffic and take up less space when parked.
Moving on to more practical matters, let us see what space two-wheelers have on Milan's political agenda and what the administration's next moves will be. But then we come up against practice and whoever is bigger goes first. Buses cut off cars, cars cut off motorbikes, and so on until scooters cut off pedestrians. How do we educate different road users to respect?
To conclude, we also talked about scooters. There are several cities that do not look favourably on them (Como Bologna, just to give a few examples). In Milan, scooters are popular, there are more than 5,000 of them for sharing alone. In Milan, however, there are also many accidents, about two a day, and almost half of these end up in hospital. What to do?