Organized by Veronafiere
14-16 September 2016

CosmoBike Mobility | Program Wednesday 14th September

Wednesday 14th September 2016 the second edition of CosmoBike Mobility kicks off

Sala Margherita

h 10:30 – 11.00 Institutional greetings and introduction

In order to get rid of the tipical Italian approach made up of emergency management and personal bias, we decided to focus the first edition of CosmoBike Mobility on imagining Italian cities in 2030

During the second edition we want to go further trying to represent the City of Children, an ideal place where infrastructures and mobility programs are thought and designed to meet everybody’s needs. If a city can welcome a child, it will be able to welcome everybody.

Pleanary Session


Graziano Delrio*, Minister for Infrastructures and Transportation

Paolo Coin, Project Manager CosmoBike Show

Manfred Neun, President of the European Cycling Federation

Paolo Pinzuti, Cycling Development Officer, Bikenomist srl

Sala Margherita

h 11:15 – 12.15 European Governance for new mobility

Mobility management needs no improvisation : there are plenty of examples coming from all over Europe that can be taken as a model for lawmakers who want to implement mobility and urbanism patterns that focus mostly on people.

Replicating is never the right choice because every city is different, nonetheless there are some patterns and guidelines which can be followed and implemented everywhere with positive outcomes.

Talk show


Paolo Gandolfi, Member of Italian Parliament PD

Diego De Lorenzis, Member of Italian Parliament M5S


Paolo Pinzuti, Cycling Development Officer, Bikenomist srl

Sala Margherita

h 12:30 – 13.30 – Let them play: where?

Urban public space, either built or green, is what makes the quality of our cities. Being safe, inclusive and accessible for all people – despite of their gender, age, physical condition, socioeconomic status, culture and religion – is what makes cities sustainable (Agenda 2030 of the United Nations Development sustainable).
The playgrounds and parks should therefore be also accessible to people of all ages and all levels of physical ability. Children’s right to rest and leisure, to play and do recreational activities is enshrined in the UN Convention of Childhood Rights. Children with physical or mental disabilities have the right to participate actively in community life too.
Consider the diversity, whether it is physical or cultural in any planning activity not only allows the greatest possible number of users taking part to activities within the public space, but it can also improve the conditions of use of space for everybody.
Differently said, “we have to consider that the urban public space represents a key category for building sustainable cities since it can activate simultaneously environmental quality, social cohesion and economic performances of any human settlement.” (Silvia Macchi).

Breakout Session


Fano, city of children

Paola Stolfa, Delegate for sustainable mobility, Municipality of Fano

When the streets turn into a party

Pinar Pinzuti, Bisikletizm, Izmir, Turkey

Living the recreation ground

Claudia Protti, Cerpa – Criba

Cicycling in the city, a cognitive approach for our cities

Giovanna Canziani, Psychologist  

Partecipatory design: it used to be a car parking

Stella Mecozzi, Social worker

h 13:30 – 14.30 Lunch Break

Sala Salieri

h 14:30 – 16.30 – Bike to School

Only 16% of children go to school by themselves, the remaining 84% is accompanied by parents or by an adult in a car. These percentages flipped after the ’70s, when the vast majority of young students used to go to school on their own.

Yet pediatricians advice parents to teach children to go alone to school avoiding the dangers, this is a great help for psychological and emotional growth: “children who go to school accompanied in the car, according to medical literature, are less reactive than those who go by bike or on foot. They play less, are often overweight, have less self-awareness and self-esteem. “

Encouraging the use of bicycles among children, particularly at school, means to empowering their independence and autonomy, not only in the mobility sphere. Italy, however, is still among the European countries with the lowest percentage of home-school bike routes. The reason lies in the fear of parents about the traffic dangers. Going accompanied is a way to overcome this fear because it will cause other road users to slower down.

Breakout Session


10 years old “Bicibus”

Alessandro Meggiato, Municipality of Reggio Emilia

Guideline for a partecipatory path of school mobility plan

Roberto di Bussolo, Municipality of Venice

Bike to School as a welfare tool

Simone Piacentini, Monicipality of Lodi

The responsability: the legal context of bike to school

Jacopo Michi, FIAB Legal Office

The children cycling accademy of Wien: a new traffic education

Marlene Mellauner, Schulterblick, Wien Cycling School

Cyclist Moms: learning to cycle in Milan

Federico del Prete, CycloPride Italia APS

Sala Vivaldi

h 14:30 – 16.30 – Cycling cities infrastructures

In order to encourage the use of bicycle it is necessary to find out cycling routes with geometric and functional characteristics to allow a good commercial speed for medium and long-haul journeys. Several elements must be considered for proper design of bicycle routes such as the functional classification of the route, its geometric standards, its management of lateral and longitudinal conflicts, the type of flooring, the safety of crossings, the resolution of conflicts at intersections, the maintenance, and much more.

Breakout Session


Shaping an strategy for making streets safer: the case of London

John Murray, Road Safety Principal Strategy Planner, Transport for London

Mobility and public space as a key to enhance cycling: the case of Vitoria-Gasteiz 

Gianni Rondinella, TRANSyT  Transport Research Centre

Bicycle paths materials: DrainBeton®

Riccardo Rampini, Road engineer and consultant on DrainBeton®, Betonrossi S.p.A.

How to improve cyclists’ safety:  the European project Xcycle 

Federico Fraboni e Marco De Angelis, University of Bologna

h 16:30 – 17:30 Club delle Città 30eLode

Heading to the creation of an alliance of small and medium-sized cities for spreading best practices about mobility and urbanism.


  • Stefano Maggi – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of  Siena;
  • Paolo Confalonieri – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Monza;
  • Alessia Manfredini – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Cremona
  • Fabio Bergamaschi – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Crema
  • Paola Nobis – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Mantova
  • Enrico Pizza – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Udine
  • Caterina Ferri – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Ferrara
  • Simone Piacentini – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Lodi
  • Giuseppe Forte -Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Pisa
  • Daniela Gerosa -Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Como
  • Paola Stolfa – Delegate for Sustainabile Mobility, Municipality of  Fano
  • Andrea Civati – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Varese
  • Giuliano Piccotti – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Pomezia
  • Daniela Belliti – Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Pistoia


Davide Lazzari, Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Municipality of Pavia

*pending confirmation