Rome opens traffic-free Via Libera on 15 September

15-km circular stretch of Rome streets will be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.

A 15-km "ring road" of Roman streets, known as Via Libera, will be closed to traffic and dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists on Sunday 15 September, from 10.00-19.00.

Described by the city as a "unique cycling and pedestrian network", the traffic-free streets will include Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Tiburtina (S. Lorenzo), Via dei Fori Imperiali, Via XX Settembre, Piazza Venezia, Viale Manzoni, Via Labicana and Via Veneto.

Designed to "reinforce a new cultural approach to mobility", Via Libera will include a series of special events and activities organised by the various museums, shops, restaurants, libraries, schools, historic buildings, exhibition spaces, cultural institutions located along the route.

The city says that the initiative is aimed at increasing the "liveability" of urban areas; reducing levels of pollution, congestion and road accidents; and encouraging "active mobility" on foot and by bicycle.

For full details see Via Libera website.

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