Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Desenzano del Garda
27.788 inhabitants

Local contact

Servizi di comunicazione
Stefano Benini
Via Carducci, 4
25015 Desenzano del Garda (Bs)
++39 030 9994211

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The Municipality has joined the project promoted by the Provincial Health Authority called "Health in the commune".
It aims at collecting data about a long list of indicators concerning public health, citizens' behaviours, mobility patterns, planning choices, air quality, etc..
As a second activity the Municipality is leading a group of six communes to draw the Sustainable Energy Action Plan.
Third, during the week a bike sharing service will start and a bike race will take place on the 21st and 22nd also to promote the message of the week.
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:
During week-ends the main streeet along the lake is closed to private traffic.
On the 21st and 22nd a major part of the centre will be closed for the most popular bike race "Gran fondo Colnago".
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
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Other: Promoting health and wealth programmes and monitoring
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Other: Estension of the 30km/h zone to the entire historical centre of Desenzano
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas