Continuous experimentation on sustainable mobility produces favourable conditions for the implementation of stronger measures and creates a positive effect on the population and its reactions towards "hard" measures.

Daniele Agostini Head of Mobility Department


The Municipality of Padova presents a surface of 92.8 square kilometres, with a resident population of approximately 210.000 inhabitants. Its Mobility and Traffic Department has responsibility on sustainable mobility planning, integrated mobility systems, access regulations, mitigation of traffic-related impacts on the environment and creation of a positive awareness of sustainable transportation methods.

Padova has adopted a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) that embraces 19 surrounding municipalities; its municipal area also belongs to the Local Agenda 21, a participatory process aimed to reach community consensus to elaborate a long-term action plan towards environmental, social and economic sustainability. The city, ranked 13 in the Italian Smart City Index, currently operates around 60 e-government services.

Measure fields in practice

Padova’s pilot will convert the historic city centre, a limited-traffic zone, into a low emission or zero-emission zone. In addition, it will foster the implementation of a new LTZ in a part of the city corresponding to the superblock along the new tram line no. 3. Furthermore, to reach the targeted 40% reduction of car traffic, Padova will complete its overall digital infrastructure with the instalment of sensors for the collection of big data and real-time remote monitoring of operations: thus, it will use smartphone apps and C-ITS services to regulate vehicle mobility and “My Data” to connect existing IT systems. The city has finally planned to launch and test around 20 e-services to be functionally linked to mobility and social inclusion services and initiatives. This new traffic organisation will increase amenity space as well as reduce road and parking areas.


SuperGuizza, Super…block

On April 24 and July 15, 2021, local authorities organised two public meetings in relation to the Guizza “superblock” – the low-emission zone of the “Guizza” district near piazzale Cuoco.

August 15, 2021