16.09-22.09.2019 European Mobility Week

From  September 16th to 22nd 2019 the European Mobility Week was held, in its 18th edition, with the aim of engaging on the path of sustainability and improving the quality of life in our cities. Every year, in September, thousands of cities and millions of European citizens celebrate sustainable mobility and send a message of change and renewal of our lifestyles.

In order to encourage participation in the event, every year the European Mobility Week focuses on a particular topic related to sustainable mobility, on the basis of which local authorities are invited to organize activities for their citizens and to initiate and promote permanent support measures. The theme of the 2019 edition of the Mobility Week is "active mobility", understood mainly as pedestrian and cycling mobility, for which the slogan "Let's walk together" was chosen.

This year the European Mobility Week spotlights on the safety of walking and cycling and on the advantages that active forms of mobility have for our health, our environment and our future.

At the following link you can watch an interesting promotional video of the Week.

 

VENICE

Also the City of Venice has joined the initiative with a series of events organized in collaboration with various partners including the Civil Service of Venice and the Cultural Association Laguna Music Project Venice.

Born from the reworking of the Venetian and beloved bacaro tour, "Pedali, Cicchetti e Musica" is a bike ride with the intent of bringing the young people of the city together and push for the use the bicycle during their days, even to reach the central aggregational points in Mestre. Free participation.

- The bike ride started in via Poerio 1, near the entrance to Piazza Ferretto, where participants were welcomed with useful gadgets to share the happy hour offered during the ride.

- In the first stage, in Piazzale Donatori di Sangue, Mestre, the participants took part in the aperitif offered at the Osteria Da Gino, accompanied by the music of Max Laurora, and tested their abilities on the PUMP TRACK, the route with bumps, ups and downs and parabolic curves that is made available for the European Mobility Week. After the happy hour, the bike ride continued towards Villa Franchin through the new Vallenari Bis cycle path.

- In Villa Franchin the second stage was reached where the participants relaxed and enjoyed an aperitif in the Villa accompanied by the live group "Andrea & Federica".

PADUA

The events included in the Padua Bike City schedule touch on various places in the city, such as shops, clubs and public spaces. It takes place from 16 to 22 September 2019, in conjunction with the European Sustainable Mobility Week. The events from Monday to Friday are organized in the neighborhoods, while in the weekend the festival will move to the squares of the city center.
The complete program will be available on the website.

For more information on the program of events organized in Padua, see the Padova Bicke City website.