Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the electric mobility challenge. First results of the planning process in Genoa (IT)

Keywords: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, Electric Mobility, Public Transport Service


An increased use of local public transport (LPT) is often proposed as an essential contribution to the overall response to the environmental challenges. The major changes in the urban layout are accompanied by an adaptation of the infrastructural settings, necessary so that the movements can take place quickly, safely and efficiently, following to the main exigencies of its citizens. For this purpose, in accordance with the European Directive 2014/94 on alternative fuels, in Italy, the coordinated action at national level supports electricity and other fuels (such as liquefied and compressed natural gas and hydrogen) as priority fields of interventions for the entire supply of the transportation sector. Aware of the current state of Italian urban mobility, in August 2017 the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) introduced a planning tool dedicated to the 14 Metropolitan Cities, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) with the crucial objective of the electrification of “Rapid Mass Transport - TRM" systems. In particular, only TRM interventions that create a zero-emission are eligible for funding. Precisely in relation to sustainable electric mobility, this contribution deals with the step-wise project of new 4 trolleybus lines in Genoa, as an initial application of metropolitan TRM systems in Italy. In the paper, author provides the assessment of the electrification project adopted in Genoa and also first results from the case-study planning process.


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Author Biography

Ilaria Delponte, Polytechnical School, DICCA University of Genoa

Engineer and PhD in “Places and Times of City and Territory” at the University of Brescia (IT), is associate professor in Town Planning at the University of Genoa, where she has been carrying on her research on urban and territorial governance since 2004. Her studies are particularly focused on transport, logistics and port management and planning. She is also author of several papers, both didactic and scientific, related to the field. She led projects at the regional, national, EU and Mediterranean level and she took part into conferences and meetings as speaker and moderator.


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How to Cite
DelponteI. (2021). Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the electric mobility challenge. First results of the planning process in Genoa (IT). TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 14(3), 303-318.