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 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Information box in Garibaldi Square about sustainable mobility initiatives (public transport, car sharing, bike sharing, sustainable mobility weeks events, etc)
17 September
Information box in Garibaldi Square about sustainable mobility initiatives (public transport, car sharing, bike sharing, sustainable mobility weeks events, etc)
18 September
Mobility Manager Conference organized with the help of Davines firm - Parma
19 September
Bicycle tour organized by Cigno Verde
20 September
Bike-to-work Day
h. 11:00 award ceremony prize "Scuole in movimento" organized by FIAB (Bicycle friends italian organization)
h. 18:00: sit-in Fridays for Future in Garibaldi Square
21 September
Palio of Parma
Verdi-Off Bicycle tour
Traffic education circuit in Steccata square organized by FIAB
Guided tour of the Local Public Transport historical archive - organized by TEP (Parma Public Transport Company)
22 September
Car free day
Palio of Parma
h. 9:30 to 12:30 Bicycle tor organized by FIAB from Parco Ducale to University Campus
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 city center will be closed to traffic on saturday 22.
In the same day the Palio di Parma event will take place.
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)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Other: 30 km/h speed limit new zones
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Introducing cargo bikes
  • Other: Micro Consolidation centre for cargo bike service
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors
  • The CIVITAS Initiative