Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

191.734 inhabitants

Local contact

Settore Ambiente e Mobilità
Dina Ravaglia
largo Torello De' Strada 11/A, 43121 Parma
++39 0521 - 031850

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Improvement of bycicle network: Presentation of the project for the construction of the bike path linking the city center and the University Campus.
Presentation promotions and new services proposals in order to increase bike sharing and car sharing use.
Presentation of the new car pooling online platform for the City of Parma.
Presentation of the new MobilityManager software adopted by the Municipality of Parma and various firms in the city for the redaction of workplace and school travel plans.
Projects of realization of pedestrian areas nearby schools.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Historical centre of Parma.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers