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Monaco's Mobility points straight to a more flexible, sustainable and accessible service.

Strengthening the public transport service and improving its accessibility for users is a primary objective for the Prince's Government. On the 31st May 2024, Céline Caron-Dagioni, Government Advisor-Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urban Planning and a Governmental Delegation (Head of Cabinet of H.E. the Minister of State and her team) met the representatives of the Union des Commerçants et Artisans de Monaco - UCAM (Union of Monaco Merchants and Artisans) and the Association des Industries Hôtelières de Monaco - AIHM (Association of Monaco Hotel Industries) to share Monaco mobility objectives and debate on how to meet the traders' and professionals' needs in terms of commercial attractiveness and salary conditions.

According to the Energy Transition White Paper (March 2017), building up a full speed intermodality system is prior in order to provide Monegasques and visitors a widespread network of car parkings connected to public transport and other means of transport with reduced environmental impact. All that to reduce the use of cars to cover extremely short distances. Important steps forward have been made in recent months.

The new Les Salines parking area that has been recently unveiled in the presence of the Sovereign Prince aims to increase the number of parking spaces available to facilitate the connection with the historic center, for the benefit of the shops and the residents/citizens.

As for public transport, the development of the ClicBus Monaco project is expected to generate a positive domino effect. This on-request bus service, operated by the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco in partneship with the Gouvernement Princier, entred in to force on the 25th March 2024, in some strategic districts (Fleurs, Plati and Annonciade) where to serve also restaurants and hotels clients to make it easier to transport them towards Place d'Armes, Fontvieille Centre Commercial, Monte-Carlo Tourisme and Place des Moulins. ClicBus, available 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. (and from 9:20 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., extended to 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays), can be booked via mobile app or by phone besides requesting it in person at the nearest bus stop, during service hours.

The meeting was fruitiful and marked the first step of a path of collaboration between private and public sector. Not by chance, a second rendezvous is scheduled for the second half of the year to take stock of the outcome after kicking off the latest mobility measures. ***

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By Maurice Abbati

Journalist; Editor; Communication, Media and Public Relations Specialist

Lecturer and Author in English language of Technical Articles and the Manual: "Communicating the Environment to Save the Planet, a Journey into Eco-Communication" by Springer International Publishing.

Cover page of PhD manual by Maurice Abbati


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