European Mobility Week in Rome

Focus on sustainable transport in the capital.

"Choose. Change. Combine" is the slogan of this year's European Mobility Week which is being marked with numerous initiatives around Rome from 16-22 September.

Promoting the use of public transport, bike and car sharing as well as walking, the city administration says the slogan means that people should "choose" a greener way of getting around town, "change" their approach to mobility, and "combine" various means of public transport to get to their destination.

The week-long series of events kicks off on 16 September with a conference at city hall under the theme Roma si muove sicura (Moving safely in Rome) at 15.00, and the opening of a photo exhibition entitled Mobilità senza limiti, documenting the mobility of disabled people in sport, at the Casa della Città in the Garbatella district.

On Thursday 17 September the city's public transport company ATAC holds its seventh edition of bookcrossing, involving the free exchange of books between commuters, at the Piramide station on the Metro B line, between 09.00 and 17.00.

On Friday 18 September the Città dell’Altra Economia in Testaccio is hosting a workshop titled Mobilità sostenibile, green economy e città intelligenti: una roadmap per l’Italia, while on Sunday 20 September there will be cycle-walking tours from Testaccio to the Caffarella park near Via Appia Antica.

European Mobility Week was founded in 2002 and this year will involve almost 2,000 towns and cities across Europe. For full programme of events in Rome see the city's mobility agency website.