A meeting was held in the Campidoglio, at the headquarters of the Municipality of Rome, between the Mobility Commission of the Capitoline Council, the Italian Motorcycle Federation, the certifying bodies of historic vehicles recognized by the Highway Code and other bodies and clubs interested in the circulation of vehicles historians. During the meeting the issue of the ban on the circulation of certain types of vehicles was addressed within the new Green Band in Rome, a ban sanctioned by the ordinance signed by Mayor Roberto Gualtieri and valid from 1st March to 30th June. As for motorcycles, sThese are Pre Euro 1 and Euro 1; for cars, Euro 2 and Euro 3 fueled by diesel are indicated. Among these, even the vehicles of historical and collectible interest.
The meeting was attended by the President of the Mobility Commission of Rome, Giovanni Zannola, the Head of Cabinet Alberto Stancanelli,l’Mobility Councilor Eugenio Patané, i Councilors of the Capitoline Assembly Mariano Angelucci, Francesco Carpano and Giulia Tempesta, for the IMF Rocco Lopardo (Vice President and Coordinator of the Historical Register Commission) e Francesca Marozza (Head of Institutional Relations)i representatives of the other certifying registers (ASI, Historic Lancia, Italian FIAT, Italian Alfa Romeo) and also ACI and some clubs in Rome. The Italian Motorcycling Federation has reiterated its position – clear and clear since the previous weeks – emphasizing the opportunity for the Municipality to encourage mobility on two wheels in general, including that of recognized means of historical and collecting interest which have a low impact given their limited number compared to the fleet in circulation. In fact, these have a high historical and cultural value and create an important economic induced for the area. Furthermore, thanks to their small size, shorter journey times and fewer queue stops, two-wheelers greatly contribute to the reduction of city traffic.
Giovanni Copioli, IMF President: “Means of historical interest have an incredible cultural value, they are witnesses of our history and must be able to circulate in our territory. Just think that the Bianchi 175 with Rome 1 license plate is registered in the FMI Historical Register; for vehicles of this value, recognized as of interest history, we would expect an incentive to travel and not a ban. Furthermore, the restoration and conservation of motorcycles and mopeds over twenty years old create a significant, indeed, enormous, induced for all those who work in this sector. We therefore ask the Municipality of Rome to restore the the circulation of historic vehicles, in particular motorcycles and mopeds, as soon as possible”.