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Friday, 08 December 2017 20:58

IOC take a snapshot of clean air Europe with a delivery to Rome

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A window on Rome, street-side petrol and diesel pumps, one thirty for diesel and one fifty for petrol but no parking and a taste of fuel in the air.

While we talk LoCity and London's lack of clean air, we are not the only congestion in Europe.

IOC chair Carl Lomas was in Rome for December, congestion around its cobbled streets is on a grand scale.

Daytime parking layers up three deep and blocks into junctions, but on the express side there is a healthy use of scooter and electric.



Nissan vans can be found across many of the international brands, walking with trolley is commonplace with the parking and access issues, while bus lanes take centre stage in the middle of carriageway areas.

Scooters are king for all - from commuters to post delivery, even plumbers. The cobbled street challenge for grip leaves scooters weaving between the parked cars an art not for the faint-hearted. It’s a joy to see so many Nissan electric vans but there is no sign of anywhere to hook them up.


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Italian Post Office cargo scooters twist between the tight packed streets of parked cars.


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December days in Rome where conventional motor scooters are boxed and bagged to the handelbars


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Nissan electrics for clean air in Rome, BRT courier part of DPD group


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More Nissan NV200 electrics in DHL colours for city of Rome


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Recycle bins on the road side where Fiat eco vans roam for the Italian Post Office.


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UPS large van in the tight streets


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Double parking sideways across yellow lines is common place for final mile deliveries


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Big vans park in the road to unload
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