Participating towns and cities

Italy Padova (Padua) , Italy

Website:
Population:
210.000 inhabitants
Department:
Settore Ambiente e Territorio
Contact:
Daniela Luise
Via dei salici
35124 Padova
(++39) 049 820 50 21

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Padova (Padua) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
9.30 h - Walking buses Provincial coordination Meeting organized by Informambiente, Comune di Padova Environmental Education and Agenda 21 Office

SATURDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
- Bike tour to discover the old city shops starting at 9.00 h from the city's Fair. Organization Comune di Padova and FIAB (Italian Federation Bike Friends)

SUNDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER
10.00-18.00 h
- Informambiente (Comune di Padova) is in Prato della Valle to give informations and material to passers-by about urban environment and good practices of a better life quality in our city.

- Sportello Energia - Energy front office (Comune di Padova) is in Prato della Valle to inform citizenz about enegy good practices, technologies, uses...

- Stands in prato della valle with presentation of electric vehicles, informations about LPG and CNG systems in cars, solar-thermal and photovoltaic systems presentation

- Cycling Venice - non competitive ride on byke startin at 9.30 from the City's Fair and arriving to Calatrava's brand new brindge in Venice.

- 21.00, Giardini dell'Arena Romana (entrance from Piazza Eremitani): theatre performance "Diesel or Gasoline" Reading about cars and car drivers with Pamela Villoresi and Natalino Balasso (or Roberto Citran) who recite Sebastiano Vassalli writings. Accompaniment by Maurizio Camardi and Mauro Palmas. Event organized by Informambiente (Comune di Padova Environment Dept.) and Lanza Foundation in collaboration with “Gershwin” Music school and Porsche Italia

FROM SATURDAY 19th TO LUNEDÌ 21st SEPTEMBER "EXPOBICI 2009"
In Padova Fair: an event entirely dedicated to bycicles: www.expobici.it
Comune di Padova will be presend with Mobility and Enviroment Departments:
- Mobility Dept. - Bicycles Office - promtion of cicle lanes and bike stamping (against thefts)
- Environment Dept. - Informambiente office - promotion of safe studens' mobility and display of an air quality international project "Life Parfum"

- AssociazioneFIAB (Italian Federation Bike Friends) of Padova offers a recreational run for kids (2-5 and 6-13 years old) teaching road education and promoting cycle tourist use

MONDAY 21 AND TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Nice Bike - 2nd International Workshop and training about bicycle organized by Comune di Padova/Mobility Dept/Bicycles Office:
- Day 1: planning a cycle trak;
- Day 2: workshop about bike sharing for a middle/small sized city.

TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
- Piccolo Teatro Don Bosco, Via Asolo 2, ore 9.30. Theatrical performance "La Città della Spazzatura” (The garbage city), director Alberto Riello. The 5th year student (2008/2009) of Primary School Diego Valeri perform Italo Calvino's “Leonia”
- Palazzo Moroni - Sala Paladin, via del Municipio, 1. 17.30- 19.30 h: round table "Sustainable Mobility: what changes, how it changes". Presentation of the brand new number of the journal “Etica per le Professioni, Questioni di Etica" that has a special about "Sustainable Mobility"

Car-free day Car-free day

Padova (Padua) carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
SUNDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER
Car circulation is not allowed in the historical centre from 10.00 to 18.00 h.

MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
Primary school Morante, from 9.30 to 12.00
Educational and recreational activities to pupils made in the road that brings to the school: the road will be closed to private cars, giving the chance to offer the students an approach to sustainable mobility.