Rimini’s green transition began some time ago. For more than a decade, in fact, the city has seen, on the one hand, a strong turnaround on issues related to development logic and, on the other, a decisive acceleration on the reconversion of the urban and productive fabric in terms of sustainability and eco-compatibility.
Some of the city’s most futuristic projects have reached the national and international headlines, such as its ambitious Optimised Bathing Safeguard Plan (better known as PSBO), which made Rimini the first coastal city to have definitively solved the problem of wastewater discharge into the sea.
In recent years, the city’s effort to regenerate the environment and innovate its offerings has become an exemplary case and heritage for the entire country. From the Belvedere in Piazzale Kennedy (the heart of the PSBO intervention), the great project that has completely innovated the city’s entire water collection and management system, combining environment, beauty, wellbeing and effective intervention, has begun. This effort, together with the redevelopment of its historical and architectural heritage and the enhancement of its urban and green spaces, confirms that Rimini is increasingly a city attentive to environmental sustainability and cultural growth and promotion.
The Metromare (which allows one to easily reach the various coastal areas and one’s hotel from the train station) is also an initiative that gives impetus to sustainable mobility, just as the important effort that the entire seaside sector is making with the Plastic Free Beach project is worthy of mention.
Other actions that make Rimini a city with a vocation for sustainability and going green are undoubtedly the creation of the Bicipolitana (the circuit of cycle paths extended along the entire urban area), the Bike Park – the velostation just outside the railway station – which makes it increasingly convenient to reach Rimini by train and then move around by bicycle during the holiday, the network of ecological hotels, 50 electric columns for recharging vehicles…. In addition, the pedestrianisation of the historic centre and seafront, from the Parco del Mare to the Piazza dei Sogni, a serious separate waste collection, a fishing industry that guarantees fresh fish from the Adriatic on the table every day, the important presence of direct producers who animate the weekly zero-kilometre markets.