Rome Biciplan

Rome - Ongoing Project

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The metropolitan city of Roma Capitale has committed to preparing its first SUMP, a tool of great importance to link policies and interventions at different scales.

The SUMP involves the entire territory of the metropolitan area of Rome, linking the Capital with the 120 municipalities of the metropolitan area to achieve widespread sustainability over an area of more than 5,300 square kilometres and a resident population of more than 4.2 million people.

The SUMP integrates all aspects of mobility and several specific plans. These include the Biciplan, which was developed by MIC-HUB under the coordination of Go-Mobility, which is responsible for the overall SUMP.

The Biciplan provides for a cycle network of 1,437 km and the creation of new bike infrastructure in 30 strategic areas for bicycle-train interchanges. The flat terrain and the fact that 71% of the population is located within 1km of the project's metropolitan cycle network make it ideal for encouraging a shift to more sustainable transport choices.


Rome - Ongoing Project



Main expertise

Pedestrian and Cycle Studies; Regional & Urban Transport Planning


  • 1,437 km of planned cycle network
  • Cycle network catchment analysis: more than 70% of the population is located within 1km of the project's metropolitan cycle network
  • A multimodal and sustainable transport network for a metropolis of 4.2 million inhabitants

Our contribution

The MIC-HUB team analysed and developed the proposal for the metropolitan Biciplan under the coordination of Go-Mobility.

The aim of a metropolitan biciplan is to identify current and potential cycling routes around key points of interest and create a coherent plan for implementing it on a local scale.

Following analysis of GIS databases and existing planning tools, the team identified cycling hotspots and developed a cross-cutting strategy for both functional and leisure bike trips.

The Biciplan identifies a network of routes and promotes the creation of interchange nodes with the railway network, as well as supporting services such as refreshment and information points for recreational cycling.

The plan also proposes initiatives to develop a culture of active mobility, road safety, and respect, along with communication and incentive projects.

The Mayor of Rome adopted the preliminary Plan proposal at the end of 2022. Currently, work is underway to continue the participatory process and approve the Plan documents.

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