Organized by Veronafiere
14-16 September 2016

CosmoBike Mobility | Program Thursday 15th September

Thursday 15th September 2016 will host a series of pannel focused on the topic “The Future City”

Sala Salieri

h 10:30 – 12.00 Carfree Cities and Districts

Many cities around the world are trying to mitigate the consequences of the massive automobile use of the past decades. Reducing CO2 emissions through traffic calming and

generating inviting public spaces have shown great efficacy. It is, however, a greater task to set in the collective imaginary the diverse usages that, for instance, parking places can offer.

Creating liveable places through opening the streets to citizens and closing them to cars, helps to picture how a city could look like if there was a new distribution of the urban space that prioritise the bigger share of the modal split pyramid. The ability of cities to respond to these challenges will determine the reinstatement of the human scale in urban areas.

Breakout Session


Sustinaible mobility: from eco-friendly neighborhood to green infrastructure

Maria Rosa Vittadini, Professor in Urban Technics and Planning, IUAV

The future of Turin, the city of car

Maria Lapietra, Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Turin

Car-free cities in Italy? No, thanks!

Anna Donati,  Kyoto Club mobility group

Cycle Programme for a Close-Knit City 2015-2025: Gothenburg’s strategy

Malin Mansson, Bicycle Strategic planning city Göteborg

T-Riciclo: photovoltaic vehicle for sustinaible mobility in urban context

Lorenzo Lusetti, Project Manager Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente S.p.A.

Ralph Herbertz*, VCD Give streets back to the people

Sala Margherita

h 12.15 – 13.15 Traffic Calming and Safety

The first and most important issue that the actions for the promotion of urban cycling mobility must deal with is the construction of an overall “friendly” bicycle context, in which it is possible for a cyclist to move anywhere comfortably and safely. Traffic calming is not just slowing down cars: if that were the case, we might as well simply disseminate the cities with bumps, expecting that more efficient systems of car control compel strict compliance with the limits. Moderation means, instead, tackling the huge problem of the quality of urban public spaces and then to give priority to its redevelopment in order to encourage richer and articulated uses in a context of ‘peaceful’ coexistence.

Breakout session


How to change people’s behavior in mobility to increase road safety

Giovan Battista Tiengo, Traffic Psychologist Università Cattolica di Milano

Traffic and mobility: psychological perspective and promoting a change

Pier Angelo Sardi, RAMSES President

How to promote safety and inform the citiziens

Paolo Goglio, Noisicuri Project Member

Sala Vivaldi

h 12.15 – 13.15 Bikenomics, numbers and chances for companies and territories.

Modifying whatever habit causes eventually social, political and economic implications. Therefore modifying mobility patterns causes economic implications. What happens if people decide to use bicycles instead of cars? The result is called bikenomics that, according to the European Cyclists’ Federation is over 200 Bilion worth.

Breakout session


Bikenomics, opportunities and numbers for companies

Luca Tamini, URB&COM Lab, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano

Eugenio Gattolin, Confcommercio Veneto; Michele Lacchin, Confesercenti Veneto

Knowing in order to deliberate: tha data relevance 

Enrico Durbano, Sales account manager Eco-counter

Costs and social benefits in mobility investments: best practices from the Netherlands

Paolo Ruffino, Kees van Ommeren, Pascal van den Noort – Decisio | Economic Consulting

h 13.30 – 14.30 Lunch Break

Sala Margherita

h 14.30 – 16.00 Urban Touring Cycling

Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO sites. This is because the extraordinary Italian culture and historic heritage has no equal in the world: beauty in Italy is so widespread that it is not possible to distinguish between urban tourism and extraurban tourism. Hence, why should touring cycling be relegated just into rural areas ignoring cities and their highlights which are often  crossed by itineraries?

Visiting a city on foot can be a pretty tiring experience, therefore why not using bicycles as tools to discover beautiful cities?

Plenary session


Touristical Mass, a tool to joint tourism and urban cycling

Paolo Pinzuti, Cycling Development Officer, Bikenomist srl

Standardising road signs for cycling development

Livio Gallina, Si.Se CEO

From the GSA to the GRAB, a project for Rome

Marco Pierfranceschi – Assessore Mobilità VII Municipio Comune di Roma

Bike sharing and heritage: from Dresda to the SmartBike

Kristian Brink – NextBike GMBH

Sala Vivaldi

h 14.30 – 16.00 Shared Spaces

Segregating by different speeds, traffic signs and over regulation is proven to be not the only way in which urban space can be enjoyed harmoniously by all the users of the road. Integrating traffic into human activities instead of isolate them can be achieved through a new urban design where a space free of regulations and low speed, encourage a more responsible behaviour of every user as there is more time for communication with one another. This has been already translated into a considerable decrease of serious accidentality and the increase of the quality of urban space. It is essential to start thinking truly shared streets where it would be possible to negotiate in a personal and harmonic way.

Plenary session


Let’s give the streets to people

Matteo Dondé, Scientific Director Bikenomist srl

Planing for livable streets: Vitoria-Gasteiz’s strategy to build harmonious urban spaces

Juan Carlos Escudero, Head of Information & Innovation for Urban Sustainability Unit, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spagna

Shared spaces and bicycles: a good match?

Ruben Loendersloot, De Loendersloot Groep

Sharing to avoid waste

Danilo Odetto, Architct

“Via Ariosto, Urban Renaissance”

Paolo Bedogni, Architect

Sala Margherita

h 16.15 – 17.15 BikeParking, security solutions

Along with road safety, bike theft proves to be the first and most problematic deterrent to cycling. The fear of bike theft, especially in urban areas, is the real market sabotage element lowering the average spending, feeding a low-end market for occasional and not continued use. The technological developments of the anti-theft industry have not yet solved the problem, therefore complaints and thefts keep increasing. The guarded bike parking is at the moment the only service able to fully ensure against theft, especially in strategic circumstances such as interchanges, railway stations and subways. A service revived from the recent past, which is experiencing new models and solutions thanks to the re-boom of urban cycling in recent years, or by public or private initiative. The automation experiments increase, enriched with other services and functions: between tourism and cultural events, here we have the next-generation bike parks, with the most interesting Italian cases. Which one of these models is bound to prevail in what appears to be a rapid growth of supply and demand?

Breakout session


Hot to design a Velo parking

Davide Maggi, Co-founder La Stazione delle Biciclette, Milan

Services, intertainment, sociality: a new business model

Simona Larghetti, Project Manager Dynamo – la Velostazione di Bologna

Tourists and commuters in the first secure parking of South Italy

Paco Ricchiuti, Product Manager Velo Stazione, Bari

Lockbike: parking and bike sharing in a only solution

Moreno Naldi,  CEO, Wayelog S.r.l.

*pending confirmation

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