12 April 2015 – Prato della Valle – Padova – from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In April the Padua Municipality organized a Bicycle Festival with the theme – Energy for life. It was an initiative that involved promoting cycling to everyone The relevance of the festival was characterized by three major events: – The principles and values of EXPO 2015 (Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life)
– from which the Municipality of Padua has been sponsored for this event (May 1 to October 31 in Milan www.EXPO2015.it), which will have extraordinary significance for Italy;
– ExpoBici 2015, a PadovaFiere event will be held at the Padua Exhibition in September 19 to 21;
– Launch of the European Challenge Cycling in 2015, 1-31 May, which will involve citizens in comparison with other European cities in a challenge cycling to go to work, to school, to shopping, sharing a passion for the bike.
The festival took place on Sunday, April 12, 2015 and was organised by the Municipality with the support of associations and operators. The contents of the cycling and sustainable mobility event – the main theme of the festival – were perfectly linked to EXPO 2015 which has the theme of “feeling the planet, energy for life”- That’s why Padua, through the Bicycle Festival, enthusiastically planned to take part in EXPO 2015, so as to spread its values in its area , for the benefit of the development of the entire country system.
At this event, the Mobility Councellor Stefano Grigoletto, wanted to demonstrate once again his belief in the use of bicycle, not only by funding for bicycle lanes but also promoting initiatives such as the Bicycle Festival itself. In order to promote Padua bike sharing, grateful to those citizens who makes it a constant and everyday choice of transport, our Mobility Concillor cycled the Padua bike sharing bicycles, traditional bike and also the e-bike. Also the Deputy Mayor Eleonora Mosco wanted to cycle the fantastic red bike sharing bicycle of Padua!
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