Participating towns and cities

Italy Padova (Padua) , Italy

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

Participation 2017

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Padova (Padua) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017, taking into account the annual theme.

September 16th, Bike Stop Padova, (Leisure)
Bacchiglione River smooth ride, organised by Accademia Ciclosofica ASD

September 17th, Padova, Families ride along (Leisure)
An easy 20km ride to enjoy cycling in the city and its surroundings, organised by Amici della Bicicletta - FIAB

September 17th, Padova, Arts by bike (Culture)
8km Bike ride to discover Padova historical and architectural treasures, organised by Amici della Bicicletta - FIAB.

September 17th, Padova, Bike Stop Padova (Leisure)
Brenta River rideabout, organised by Accademia Ciclosofica ASD.

September 17th, Padova, Street security for children (Education)
Organized by the Local Urban Police, in co-operation with the Panther Boys Association, a
recreational/educational circuit for children up to 6 years old (also with training wheels).

September 17th, Padova City Hall, (Exhibition)
Vintage bike exhibition - An insight on Italian cycling history and work-bikes of world war I period.

September 17th, Padova, Piazza dei Signori/Piazza delle Erbe, Permanent stands/Info Points

Stand of the Environment and Territory Department, Informambiente Office.
Informambiente officers will be available to provide informations, material and useful advices on environmental sensitive issues for the city: separate waste disposal, energy saving, sustainable mobility, EU funded projects with environmental goals managed by the Department. Information on pets safeguard will also be provided.

Stand of the Mobility and Traffic Department - Bicycles Office and Mobility Center.
Promotion of sustainable mobility in Padua: public transport , bike sharing , car sharing , cycling , car pooling , intermodal . Special attention to bike sharing ongoing project Velocittà.

Stand for Sustainable Mobility measures
- car sharing service promotion
- car pooling promotion
- public transport promotion (bus, train)
- new technologies on hybrid / electric engines
- e-bikes and bicycles
- free trial bikes
- repairs service with re-use of bicycles resources
- freight transport by bicycles
- cycle tourism in Padua
- cycling paths info in Padua

September 17th, Padova, (Education)
Bicycle workshops organized by Re-Future Co-operative
"Lock your bike" - how to protect your bicycle and be happy
"Cycletourism for beginners"
Tricks and Tips for a succesfull first time on a long ride.

September 18th-22th, Padova (Sustainable Mobility)
Bike to Work, a rewarding experience: during the whole week, employees of the Municipality are warmly encouraged to use their bikes to reach their workplace.

September 19th, Informambiente Office (Education)
Labos and courses offered by Informabiente Office for the upcoming school year, will be presented to school Managers. Topicas include: water, food, air, biodiversity, energy, sustainable mobility, recycling, urban gardening

September 21th, Padova, Giretto d’Italia, National championship of urban cycling, 7th edition (Sustainable Mobility)
Padova Municipality joins the bike to work/ bike to school initiative promoted by Legambiente, VeloLove in co-operation with Euromobility.
Dedicated Municipality staff and Amici della Bicicletta - FIAB Association will be monitoring four ride-through points of the city, collecting data.
City Hospital and the University will be supporting the initiative, by monitoring their own entrance gates.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Padova (Padua) implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Create systems for buses and walking trains
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Further info
1) New racks in the city centre, for 375 more bikes
2) New cycle lane in Via del Giglio: km 0,565
3) Constant effort to finalise Padova SUMP (PUMS) – Activities will start again in septemebr
4) Padova Municipality will be participating in CIVITAS-SUMPs-up initiative, aiming at the Innovation Pilot Pool (IPP), a selected group of professionals in urban mobility planning and transport, that will design innovative tools and services to promote SUMP implementation in EU cities. Activities will be carried out feom sept. 2017 through february 2018.

Car-free day Car-free day

Padova (Padua) carries out a Car-Free Day 2017 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:
The municipality of Padova decided to hold the car-free day on Sunday (September, 17th), to encourage citizen participation.
From 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. access to city centre granted only to non motor vehicles or electric ones.