From 16 to 22 September 2020, the European Mobility Week returns with meetings, conversations, presentations and many other activities to promote sustainable mobility.
The theme of the 2020 edition is “Zero emission mobility for all”, “Zero emissions, mobility for all” and was chosen by the European Commission with the aim of promoting strategies, projects and actions aimed at promoting more sustainable mobility, as well as mobility inclusion and accessibility (http://www.mobilityweek.eu/).
The right to public space and the city of children, ethical home deliveries, mobility in post-emergency COVID, the positive impact of sustainable mobility on the environment, accessibility and public space in relation to the new tramway, the shared, sustainable, innovative and active mobility: these are the six main themes around which the different proposals of the Week will develop day by day, with the aim of stimulating a constructive debate and enhancing the projects and initiatives that the city of Bologna has implemented in the field of sustainable mobility.
Across all days, the issue of accessibility will be addressed, with particular attention to accessibility linked to disabilities.
In-depth moments, conferences, screenings, thematic conversations, awareness-raising activities and much more: the program includes many and different initiatives that will involve mainly, but not only, the spaces of the Cortile Guido Fanti of Palazzo d’Accursio, in close connection with the cultural exhibition Cortile in comune, dedicated to the city of the future.
Among the many guests on the program, some also of national and international importance, such as the well-known climatologist Luca Mercalli who on the evening of 21 September will answer the questions of citizens in a pressing question and answer on environmental issues, and Trebor Scholz, director of the “Cooperative Digital Economy” Institute, The New School of New York City which, in a videotaped speech, will comment on the launch of the Bolognese project Ethical Deliveries, the first alternative platform for the delivery of books and home shopping .
The program will culminate on Saturday 19 September with the traditional appointment of the Mobility Village in Piazza Maggiore: this year too, throughout the day, the square will be filled with companies and associations that will talk about their projects and services to promote sustainable mobility in Bologna. Many activities are planned to inform and involve citizens on active, innovative, sustainable and shared mobility.
And just during the week, for the second year, # andràtuttinbici, the communication campaign to promote the use of bicycles and enhance its commitment to cycling is restarted.
The Week will end on Tuesday 22 September with a city bike ride which, starting from the Montagnola Park, will involve children, families, friends, to rediscover together the pleasure and freedom of appropriating the city and its streets.