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 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Car Free Day - Palio of Parma
37th edition of "live your city walking and using bus" non- competitive walk
32nd edition of the "Avis TEP" road running award
"Parma in Bici" bicycle ride for the promotion of health, environment and road safety
17 September
Workshop about Electric Mobility (palazzo del Governatore, h. 9:30 to 13:30 a.m.)
18 September
Opening of TEP (Public Transport Company in Parma) historical archive (at TEP via Taro, h. 10:30 a.m.)
20 September
Guided tour by bicycle "to discover the Parmigiano-Reggiano" bike tour with tasting
21 September
National "bike-to-work" day: challenge between frims/organisations
Workshop about Mobility Management (OCME Headquarters, 10:30 a.m.)
Advanced training course for Mobility managers (OCME headquarters, 3 p.m.)
Theatrical Performance on sustainable mobility Teatro Pezzani, 9 p.m.)
22 September
Guided visits to the TEP historical archive (TEP headquarters, via Taro, from 9:30 a.m.)
"Pedals in the night" how to make yourself visible. Bicycle ride in safety from the Bizzozzero park (from 9 to 11 p.m.)
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:
The historical centre area will be close to traffic on sunday, 16th of september. On the same day will be the Palio of Parma event will take place in the central area of town.
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
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: electronic access system to restricted areas
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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Other: Adoption of an Integrated Action Plan for logistics designed following the FREIGHT TAISL Urbact Project. Between the 12 measures of the Plan: New micro-consolidation centre for cargo bike services, op
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)