Minimetro, escalators & elevators for better transport in Perugia
Polis presidency Perugia welcomes you next week to this year's Annual Polis Conference, which allows you to witness Perugia's several transport projects.
In recent years Perugia has initiated several transport projects in the framework of its Piano Urbano della Mobilita’ PUM (the Italian version of an SUMP) aiming to reduce air pollution from the motorized traffic and to improve accessibility to the city centre by offering alternative mobility solutions (i.e. escalators, Minimetrò) fully integrated into the traditional public transport system.
Perugia is also the leading city in Italy on electro-mobility. The city presented in November 2012 its “Electric mobility in Perugia” strategy and has recently committed with Enel (Italy’s largest power company) to run a pilot with installation of 28 additional public charging points for electric vehicles.
Minimetro is an automated collective transport system covering a length of 3 kilometres, including a 1.5 kilometre viaduct that connects the city outskirts with the town's historical centre in less than 10 minutes. In 2001, the Perugia Municipality decided to hand over to Ateliers Jean Nouvel the architectural design for the Minimetro project. The new line, its 7 stations and 2 end stations, Pian de Massiano and Pincetto, including a stop at Fontivegge (the city’s main train station), were inaugurate in 2008.
Escalators & elevators
The idea of installing a system of escalators and elevators in Perugia was born in the early '80s. The project aimed at connecting the upper part of the historic center with the new city outside the historic city walls.