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Italian cities are scrambling for cover in anticipation of the reopening of schools in September, which is likely to put a strain on city mobility systems that, in such a delicate phase as the current one, if not properly managed, risk further slowing the restart.

We are happy to announce our presence alongside the city of Parma to envision post-covid mobility in an attractive, inclusive, and sustainable way.

Our task, with the design support of Arch. Matthew Dondé, will then be to work alongside the municipality in communicating the initiatives undertaken because only with the involvement and cooperation of the local population can one hope to achieve significant results.

Over the next few months we will be reaching out to the entire citizenry and particularly to schools to tell them about the changes taking place in the municipality and the best ways to enjoy them. In particular, our work will focus on Zone 20, which will cover the entire historic center, Zone 30 zones in residential neighborhoods, and new bicycle infrastructure (bike lanes and bike lanes), with a less traffic-oriented and more quality-of-life approach for residents.

Our activities began with yesterday’s Facebook Live in which the Mayor, Federico Pizzarotti, with the Councillor for Environmental Sustainability Policies, Tiziana Benassi, and the Councillor for Schools, Ines Seletti, presented the working group and its objectives to the citizens.

The challenge before us is certainly ambitious, but we are very happy to take it on in order to continue to turn Italy into a bicycle-friendly country.

Paolo Pinzuti

Cycling Executive Officer

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