PxPixel
New Mayor of Rome pushing for pedestrianization - BikeBiz

New Mayor of Rome pushing for pedestrianization

Ignazio Marino takes position in office an immediately moves to close historic roads to cars
Author:
Publish date:
1-screen-shot-2013-08-07-at-11.28.10.png

New Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino has declared his plans to 'pedestrianize' historic parts of the city and curb car domination in a city where petrol costs on average €1.80 a litre.

Beginning with the road spanning the Forum to the Colosseum, the Mayor told the BBC on saturday that "We must chose whether we want cars or to value our monuments."

Previously a transplant surgeon, Marino came into office mid-June and, depsite Rome's car-dominance, has since been seen cycling to many meetings.

"Today is the beginning of a dream. I believe we have a responsibility to keep the richness of history for the entire human kind - it is more important than a shortcut,” said Marino.

"I don’t think any other city in the world ... would have turned the Colosseum, probably the most famous monument on the planet, into a roundabout.

“I say it with respect, but between the interest of someone who can’t stop in front of his newsagent in his car, and the protection of the Colosseum, I choose the latter."

Featured Jobs

the cycle hub

Showroom Manager

The Cycle Hub I Dubai, United Arab Emirates I Competitive Package & Bonus I Date Published Tuesday 26th June 2018

Giant St Paul Logo

Bike Fitter / Sales Person

Giant St Pauls I City of London I Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience I Date Published Thursday 21st June 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Bike Technician

Chain Reaction Cycles I Ballyclare I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018

Canyon_Logo_1(1)

Brand Content Writer

Canyon Bicycles GmbH I Koblenz, Germany I Salary: Up to €38,000 I Date Published Tuesday 3rd July 2018

CRC_Logo_620x349-1

Retail Sales Advisor

Chain Reaction Cycles I Belfast I Competitive Salary & Benefits Package I Date Published Monday 2nd July 2018