Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy. The city's land is flat, the highest point being at 122 m above sea level. During winter, daily average temperatures can fall below freezing and accumulations of snow can occur. The city is often shrouded in heavy fog. In summer, humidity levels are high and peak temperatures can reach temperatures above 35 °C.
Milan started planning for cycling in order to reduce the air pollution. The first area for the city to focus on in regards to hardware is completing the network. Building the cycling routes has to take into consideration the origin and destination of the users and provide the most direct routes. Prioritizing cycling in the intersections can also eliminate the risks of accidents and increase the sense of safety. Cycling to work and to school programs can be a good option in addition to mobility advice and awareness campaigns to the public. The aim should be for citizens to perceive the impact of cycling on the quality of life in the city.
Modal split of cycling: 4%
Average length of trips made within the city: less than 2.5km