Treno Verde 2019: the italian campaign for Sustainable Mobility

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For many years, companies working in the field of mobility have been wondering about the ways to go to provide their contribution to a sustainable future with the ultimate goal of zero emissions. The general picture regarding Pm10 levels in Italian cities is not reassuring: according to the data collected by Legambiente, 17 cities have already exceeded the limit of 35 days of breaching the threshold since the beginning of this year of Pm10 provided for by current legislation, with Turin, Rovigo, Verona, Cremona and Milan in the top positions.

Treno Verde wants to be a response to this emergency, a campaign promoted by Legambiente and the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group that winds through twelve stages throughout the peninsula. This year’s edition, the 31st, ended in Milan last April after 40 days of travel involving 30,000 spectators and 16,000 students, with Legambiente volunteers managing 79 hotspots for monitoring fine particles.

Along the various Green Train stops it was possible to discuss the future of transport towards increasingly green mobility, presenting innovative projects regarding smart mobility, sharing economy and eco-sustainability. FS Italiane has directed its efforts in this direction with plans aimed at the renewal of the railway stations and the entry into service of the new regional trains Rock and Pop, 97% recyclable and with consumption reduced by 30% compared to the previous trains. The use of green bonds then represents the company’s commitment to bringing environmental protection objectives to financial goals.

An important role is played by the local administrations, which are required to commit themselves to encouraging users to use light, easily transportable and rechargeable vehicles, as an alternative to the car for shorter journeys, making public transport increasingly accessible , looking at intermodality, carsharing and bikesharing. Electrically driven journeys, such as urban trains, are fortunately on the rise, but municipalities are now required to make an extra effort, a commitment that all cities reached by the Treno Verde have taken by signing the Manifesto for zero-emission mobility: ten programmatic points guiding this change

Legambiente and the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group conclude the 31st campaign in support of a green future free of fine dust emissions