Car, scooter and bike sharing in Rome

car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

All Roads Lead to… car, scooter and bike sharing in Rome

According to some, all roads lead to Rome. But you may have noticed Rome’s roads are far from eternal (and in serious need of a revamp), reason to why romans often chuckle when they hear the phrase and comment on how the current state of the roads lead more like nowhere rather than Rome. 

As the city is slowly working on improving the conditions, new car sharing services have risen to the occasion. The services allow users to hop on and off their chosen transportation device, and help reduce pollution thanks to one leaving his/her personal car behind by opting to share one instead. By sharing one mustn’t worry about paying for parking, insurance, or for gas–it’s all included. Not to mention, the sharing factor comes in really handy when you are in a hurry and no public transport or cabs are in sight. 

The sharing isn’t limited to cars, and also includes scooters and bikes, with a rumor of razor scooters joining in on the fun soon. All services are paid for and reserved through easy and ready to use appsEach service has a different pricing range, its own app, and different vehicles to choose from. Sharing is caring, so make sure you leave the transport as you found it after you finish scurrying around Rome. Other than that, your carriage awaits!

 

CAR SHARING IN ROME

Share Now

car2go.com
Smart for two: €0.19/minute
Smart for four: €0.21/minute
Smart for two cabrio: €0.24/minute

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

The first car sharing service to land in Rome, Share Now was recently born from the fusion between Car2Go and DriveNow. The service has different types of cars to choose from, the most popular being the white and blue, two-seater Smart car.

Enjoy

enjoy.eni.com
€0.25/minute

 

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

 

You can’t miss these red Fiat 500s with the catchy “enjoy” written on their side. And get rid of your parking nightmares, you can park your vehicle free of charge on blue parking spaces and access (with some restrictions) ZTL areas.

Share n’go

site.sharengo.it
  €0.28/minute

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

The tiniest of them all, these little yellow two-seater cars are electric and perfect for quick trips. They are noise free, without emissions and are free to enter Rome’s ZTL areas!

BIKE SHARING IN ROME

Jump

jump.com
€0.20/minute
€0.50 to unlock bike

 

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

 

Uber’s bike sharing service, if you have the Uber app already, all you need to do is download the bike option, scan the QR code on the bike, put your helmet on, and zip away. Otherwise, simply download the Jump app to start your bike sharing ride! 

Helbiz

helbiz.com
€0.07/minute
€0.25 to unlock bike

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

Another option if you’re looking for an electric bike to get you around. Helbiz offers innovative bikes with electric assist called “Greta” in honor of the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Helbiz also has razor scooters which we will hopefully be seeing around Rome soon.

SCOOTER SHARING IN ROME

Ecooltra

ecooltra.com
€0.29/minute

Scooter sharing in Rome

These electric scooters are perfect if you’re looking to get somewhere quickly. With over 5000 electronic scooters around 6 cities, it’s no wonder it’s the leader in scooter sharing in Europe.

Zigzag

zigzagsharing.com
Two-wheeled Electric Eletropolis scooter: €0.26/minute
Yamaha Tricity 125 scooter: €0.29/minute

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

A pretty perfect name for a scooter sharing service, zigzag has two types of scooters to choose from. Your average two-wheeled scooter (which is electric), as well as a bigger three-wheeled option.

Cityscoot

cityscoot.eu
€0.29/minute

Car, bike and scooter sharing in Rome

Another electric scooter for you to get on and enjoy your Roman holiday. Download the app and book your scooter in just three clicks!

USEFUL APPS FOR URBAN MOBILITY

Urbi

urbi.co

smart mobility in Rome

What if you don’t know which one to use? Or whether you feel like riding a scooter one day, a car the next, and topping it all off with a bike ride on the banks of the Tiber river? No worries. With the Urbi app you will be able to see all available shared vehicles around you, letting you pick the one you’re feeling the most, or just the closest one to you!

HOW CAR/SCOOTER/BIKE SHARING WORKS

smart mobility in Rome

If you choose cars and/or scooters, you will have to validate your license through the app and have a secondary ID (like your passport) on you while driving. Once you reserve the vehicle, you have an allotted amount of time (usually 20 minutes) to reach it. Once reached and you confirm your presence in the vehicle, your ride and payment begin. Make sure to check the map beforehand to verify that you will be driving through the allowed area, as Rome is big and not all areas are covered by the sharing services. Parking is taken care of, but do make sure to park in an orderly fashion, because let me tell you from personal experience: you pay the fines should you park incorrectly. 

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