Milano – From now Milan is also part of the FIAB-ComuniCiclabili network. The recognition of the Italian Environment and Bicycle Federation, which assesses and certifies the degree of cycling of Italian municipalities, accompanying them on a virtuous path towards policies bike-friendly, was delivered this morning to the councilor for mobility Marco Granelli as part of the virtual closing ceremony of the fourth edition of the initiative.
The FIAB-ComuniCiclabili recognition assigns to the territories a score from 1 to 5 assigned on the basis of different parameters and indicated on the yellow flag with the symbol of bike-smile. Four areas of evaluation: urban mobility (urban cycle paths / infrastructures, traffic and speed moderation), governance (urban mobility policies and services) communication and promotion e cycle tourism.
To date they are over 150 Italian cities which have received the recognition of ComuneCiclabile from FIAB: from small towns to larger realities up to provincial and regional capitals which, overall, represent over 18% of the Italian population, or 11 million inhabitants.
Among the aspects highlighted in the final judgment for Milan we read: the capillarity of bike-sharing such as to have contributed to triggering the transition towards new daily habits, the interventions for traffic and speed moderation, the positive use of the new light cycling tools included in the Highway Code, the decrease in the motorization rate. But also the positive commitment of governance through the PUMS (Urban Sustainable Mobility Plan), which must now be fully implemented, and the tactical urban planning initiatives.
I’m 15 in Lombardy the territories adhering to FIAB-ComuniCiclabili. Among the capital cities are Bergamo, Brescia and Lecco, the latter new entry of 2021 as Milan. In the province of Milan, the cycle municipalities are: Segrate, San Donato Milanese, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Cassina de ‘Pecchi, Gaggiano and Rescaldina. The range is completed by Crema (CR), Saronno (VA), Desio (MB), Sulbiate (MB) and Borgarello (PV).