Domenica 15 Luglio 2018 | 23:23

Rome

Rome has least public rail transport among European capitals

Legambiente environmental group calls it 'an abyssal distance'

Rome has least public rail transport among European capitals

Rome, December 29 - Rome ranks lowest among European capitals in availability of public rail transport methods such as underground, trams, and suburban railways, said Legambiente environmental group on Tuesday. The group said that without concrete policy change on a national level, the situation is destined to stay the same. "An abyssal distance clearly emerges (between Rome) with respect to infrastructure allocation in much smaller cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels or Vienna, as well as metropolitan areas like London or Paris," said Legambiente. "Rome finds itself behind even with respect to a city like Budapest". The group said Rome has an average of 0.07 km of underground, suburban railway and tram lines for every 1,000 residents, representing an absolute low in terms of major European cities. Rome also has the highest number of cars per resident - 71 - compared to 35 in Berlin and 36 in London. Legambiente Vice President Edoardo Zanchini said the amount of money the Renzi government has assigned to public transport infrastructure in the country "confirms a total disinterest in urban areas". "In the government's budget bill, no resources were appropriated to buy trains for commuters. (This is) contrary to what all other European countries are doing, because (they're) aware that urban mobility is a national issue," Zanchini said. Legambiente said the situation in Rome won't change in coming years because there aren't any plans in the works or money set aside "for even one kilometre of new tram lines, while for underground lines only 3.6 additional kilometres of Metro C have been financed".

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

ALTRI ARTICOLI DALLA SEZIONE

Man shot dead in street near Cremona (4)

Man shot dead in street near Cremona (4)

 
Girl, 18, under protection after refusing arranged marriage

Girl, 18, under protection after refusing arranged marriage

 
6 migrants nabbed for drugs at Vinci

6 migrants nabbed for drugs at Vinci

 
Feminist means fighting for humanity says Potter

Feminist means fighting for humanity says Potter

 
Boat with 450 migrants mustn't come to Italy says Salvini

Boat with 450 migrants mustn't come to Italy says Salvini

 
Heat alert in 8 cities this weekend

Heat alert in 8 cities this weekend

 
Boat with 450 migrants mustn't come to Italy says Salvini

Boat with 450 migrants mustn't come to Italy says Salvini

 
Regeni parents meet PM, FM, House Speaker

Regeni parents meet PM, FM, House Speaker

 

GDM.TV

Bari, francesi cantano Marsigliese per festeggiare Coppa del Mondo

Bari, francesi cantano Marsigliese per festeggiare Coppa del Mondo Vd

 
Pio e Amedeo, l'incursione nello stadio dei Leeds: Presidente, giochiamo col Foggia?

Pio e Amedeo, l'incursione nello stadio dei Leeds: Presidente, giochiamo col Foggia?

 
Di Maio a Matera: «Via Pittella, non si gioca con la sanità»

Di Maio a Matera: «Via Pittella, non si gioca con la sanità»

 
Auto contro scooter sulla ss100: morto un 62enne

Auto contro scooter sulla ss100: morto un 62enne

 
Negramaro a Lecce, il concertoallo stadio davanti ai 30mila

Negramaro a Lecce, il concerto allo stadio davanti ai 30mila

 
Lunghe assenze dall'ospedale, sospeso direttore medico a Campi Salentina

Campi, medico assenteista lasciava l'ospedale per andare nel suo hotel Vd

 
Si assentavano dal lavoro, sospesi 9 dipendenti del comune di Lecce

Tornano i furbetti del cartellino: beccati e sospesi 9 dipendenti del comune di Lecce

 
Bagarre in aula sul dl Palagiustizia tutti contro Bonafede: parte il coro «onestà»

Bagarre in aula sul dl Palagiustizia, parte il coro «onestà»

 

PHOTONEWS