Being a cyclist in Rome has its ups and downs; after all, the city has seven hills. However more and more cyclists are taking to the Roman roads and dedicated cycle paths. Below are a few tips on how to cycle safely in Rome, as well as suggested cycling routes in the city.

Rome bike sharing project

The idea of bike sharing was first introduced in Amsterdam in 1968 and Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan and Vienna have since followed suit. Rome was due to launch an experimental project in mid-January with 250 bicycles in the city centre. However the scheme has been delayed because of difficulties finding the right sites for the bicycle stands. As of the the beginning of March, bicycle stands were appearing around Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Colonna, but the bicycles had not arrived.

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