In 2004 the Ciclofficina Centrale was established and opened its gate in a social squat next to the Coliseum. This community bike repair shop was the first one to open in a central location and it laid on an imaginary line connecting the other few community bike repair shops located east and west of the core of the city. In 2007 the Ciclofficina Centrale got the formal vest of association, named Ass. Ciclonauti. It aims mainly at fostering and promoting the use of sustainable forms of transport; namely, its scope is to influence a growing number of people in using bike as the main support for personal mobility in Rome.
Community regeneration; improving the local environment; enhancing community cohesion