Milan is the dynamic centre of northern Italy with 1.3 million inhabitants. Milan City Council aims for significant traffic reduction in the city, and to promote public transport and active transport modes.
The objective in Milan is to achieve a 5% change in modal shift to active travel modes for journeys between home and school. Even more importantly, the STARS approach has the potential to change the modal shift for the long-term future of Milan, by fostering a cycling culture among young citizens. This will lead to a real improvement of quality of life, health and autonomy.
Milan will work with at least 25 primary schools on the accreditation scheme and 10 secondary schools on peer-to-peer engagement activities.
Number of primary schools: 150
Number of secondary schools: 96
Involved primary schools: 21
Involved secondary schools: 13
Km roads & streets: 5,500 km
Km bicycle paths & lanes: 140 km
Car ownership 716,000
Children getting escorted by car: 41%