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EMBRACER at the SUMP Cagliari Challenge


Over 850 participants, 83,574 km travelled, 1,562 kg of CO2 saved. The SUMP Cagliari Challenge, a challenge launched by the Metropolitan City of Cagliari to encourage sustainable mobility, ended with a success of participation beyond expectations and with the award ceremony of the three winners on Saturday 11 May in the Multifunctional Hall of the Park of Monte Claro.

For a month, from 2 April to 6 May, the 856 challengers who joined the Challenge and recorded their movements using the Muv Game app, chose to travel mainly using green transport methods, with the triple intention of improving their well-being, reduce CO2 emissions into the environment and win the chance to win one of the prizes up for grabs. The winners were drawn at random from among the participants who accumulated the most points.

The award ceremony for the winners of the SUMP Cagliari Challenge was also an opportunity to present the ongoing initiatives to the public. There is therefore room for participation in the EMBRACER project, managed by , Annapaola Corrias, Alessandro Bordigoni, Maria Antonietta Badas, Paolo Mereu (from left in the attached picture), along with the dissemination activities of the SUMP, monitoring, updating of the Biciplan, integration of Sharing services, re-linking of inter-municipal cycle paths, creation of a cycle/pedestrian path in the Monteclaro Park. 

52% of the challengers chose local public transport for their travel (urban and extra-urban buses, train), 20% walked and 12% used a muscular bicycle. 8% used electric vehicles (car, bicycle, scooter), while the remaining 8% opted for shared use of the car. As regards participation by gender, 52% of those registered are male and 46% female. The remaining 2% preferred not to declare their gender.

The SUMP Cagliari Challenge is an initiative born as part of the Metropolitan Urban Sustainable Mobility Plan to promote a healthier lifestyle and raise citizens' awareness of safeguarding the environment in which we live. In fact, the SUMP puts the citizen and his right to move at the center by choosing the sustainable mode that is most suitable for him, offering alternative solutions to the car.

The SUMP will be the reference guide for all interventions relating to mobility that will be carried out over the next ten years, during which the face of the Metropolitan City will be transformed with specific attention to sustainable travel methods. These will be encouraged by new infrastructures, such as the cycle-pedestrian path of the Monte Claro Park, already under construction, and by new services, such as the strengthening of the offer of public transport and sharing, which will favor a better connection between the municipalities of the 'Metropolitan area.