A clean city is more attractive and safe for residents and visitors, which can boost tourism and the local economy. A clean community is also healthier for residents, as it can reduce the spread of diseases and keep at bay the usual urban pests.
In addition to roads, which can be cleaned with large street cabined sweepers, it is important to take care of the sidewalks that continue to be a very frequently used, such as narrow passage area for pedestrians, bicycles, scooters and strollers. Sidewalk cleaning can be done in various ways, depending on the type of material it is made of and the level of dirt and grime. For example, with concrete sidewalks, a pressure washer can be used to remove stains, but the first step is to pick up loose debris. This task is carried out with less efficient traditional tools such as brooms and shovels or by investing in electric cleaning machines, which allow to cover a much larger area in less time. Examples of ecological solutions for municipal cleaning are the ARIA 240 electric vacuum and the ITALA 135 electric street sweeper. Both designed for cleaning sidewalks, historic centers, squares and pedestrian areas, places with many people in general, where silence and the absence of contaminating waste production are important requirements.
In any case, to preserve the streets and infrastructure in good condition throughout the year, a cleaning plan with an appropriate frequency for each season needs to be implemented, using powerful and efficient cleaning machines to maintain a pleasant environment for the development of daily activities in the city.