From 16 to 22 September, the European Mobility Week (SEM) is held every year, an initiative promoted by the European Commission and now in its 21st edition. The campaign, aimed at local authorities and associations, aims to promote change in favour of active mobility, public transport and other smart and non-polluting modes of transport.
Also this year FIAB Pisa, in collaboration with different realities of the city, such as shops, bookshops, magazines, cinemas, museums, associations, has organized a series of events that embrace various themes, all with free participation and aimed at the dissemination of the bicycle as an ecological means of transport, in a framework of redevelopment of the environment (urban and suburban).
Collaborators: Palazzo Blu, Museo della Grafica, Fancy Women Bike Ride, Cinema Arsenale, Acque s.p.a, Scuola Normale Superiore, Seconda Cronaca, Blu Book Libri e Arte, Libreria Civico 14, Libreria Erasmus, Libreria Ghibellina, Il Libraccio, La Libreria dei Ragazzi, Fondazione Pisa, Unicoop Firenze; the event is sponsored by the Municipality of Pisa and the Department of Information Engineering.
Some events are reserved only for FIAB members, others are open to all but may require a registration!
Saturday 16, 11.30a.m. - INSTITUTIONAL INAUGURATION
via Tosco Romagnola corner via Maremmana, Pontedera
In the town of Pontedera is expected to inaugurate with the institutions of a stretch of the Arno cycle path.
The appointment is at 11.30 in via Tosco Romagnola corner with via Maremmana. Guided by the representatives of the local authorities we will go through the entire cycle track before arriving at the La Rotta river park for a small ceremony.
Saturday 16, 4.15p.m. - ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Cycling at the Museum: an afternoon among drawings and bicycles - Museo della Grafica
Creative workshop for children - free event
Registration required by 13.00 on 15 September by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 16, 9.00p.m. - BOOK PRESENTATION WITH MUSICAL INTERLUDES
377 Project. Sardinia on the road with a bicycle and a ukulele, by Sebastiano Dessanay - Gipsoteca di Arte Antica
A ride of 14 months to reach the 377 municipalities of the island. And at the same time a visionary project - sporting, social, artistic, anthropological - made of places, music and people. The diary into the wild of a small land that contains «many continents»: a Sardinia drastically out of postcard.
To deepen the themes: https:///www.377project.com/
5.30p.m. Ponte di Mezzo
Event "Change is Easy" curated by Eschini Auto sul Ponte di Mezzo with play area for children, exhibition ID.3 electric car, lounge area
5.30p.m. Sala Regia, Palazzo Gambacorti
Mobility Talk: Mobility of the future in Pisa
Participants: Giuliano Caldo CEO Europa easypark; Alfredo Drufuca consultant to the government and several local authorities; Davide Lazzari Business Development Manager of Ridemovi; Michele Francione Chief Operations Officer of Bit Mobility; Gabriele Vannucci, President of the Board of Directors Tirrenica Mobility; Andrea Bottone Sole Administrator of Pisamo; Massimo Dringoli Councillor for Mobility of the Municipality of Pisa; Alessandro Fiorindi Director of Pisamo. Moderated by the journalist Chiara Cini
Sunday 17, Lungarni and Ponte di Mezzo
9.30a.m. breakfast on Ponte di Mezzo in collaboration with Confcommercio Pisa.
10.30a.m. in Piazza XX Settembre: fun event on mobility and road safety in collaboration with the Municipal Police of Pisa.
Sunday 17, 5p.m. - INTERNATIONAL EVENT
Fancy Women Bike Ride - P.zza Vittorio Emanuele
A women’s ride for women that takes place simultaneously in 200 cities around the world to claim greater visibility in society and along the streets of cities.
For more information https://www.turismo.pisa.it/eventi/fancy-women-bike-ride-2023
Wednesday 20, 6.30p.m. - BOOK PRESENTATION
On the Arno, by Enrico Caracciolo - Libreria Civico 14
From the springs in the heart of the Parco delle Foreste Casentinesi to the mouth of Marina di Pisa after crossing Tuscany, the Arno indicates a road of great beauty where the Etruscan civilization, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance meet, stories of men and women who tell the Genius loci of this land, from Veloce il meccanico di San Giovanni Valdarno to Leonardo da Vinci, from lining to Florentine hole. The Ciclovia dell'Arno and the Sentiero della Bonifica are a slow road system of about 400 km in large part already existing and operational that will see the final light by 2023, thanks to the intervention of the Tuscany Region and local authorities. The author dreams of covering the entire cycle path with a story that combines experiences lived projections of the imagination of the cyclist. Places, meetings, mysteries and stories follow the unpredictable mood of the river of Dante’s memory that "for half of Tuscany... who was born in Falterona and a hundred miles of course nol satizia".
Thursday 21, 10.30a.m. - CONFERENCE
Towards Città30: the contribution of a journalism aware of road safety - Auditorium of Palazzo Blu
Conference open to all citizens on the importance of communication in journalism
Thursday 21, 9.00p.m. - FILM SCREENING
Date in Belleville, by Sylvain Chomet - Cinema Arsenale (free admission)
Animated Film (2003): Champion is a young orphan who lives with his grandmother, Madam Souza. When he receives a bicycle as a gift, his life turns into an incredible adventure. The film has won 2 Oscar nominations.
Friday 22 - BIKE TO WORK DAY
Initiatives to encourage the cycling home-work path reserved for employees of Acque SpA and Scuola Normale Superiore
Like every year, September 22, a date that defines itself at European level as Bike to work day, is an opportunity to promote the use of bicycles for urban travel, giving impetus to sustainable mobility. Practicing the bike to work, in addition to discovering the physical, psychological and economic benefits resulting from the use of the bicycle, within the companies promotes the spirit of belonging and is an excellent team building experiment, also allows you to win prizes and improve the business climate.
Saturday 23, 15.45 - EXCURSION
Cycle trip in underground Pisa. - By bike among the underground citizens told in the last book of Second Chronicle, guided by one of the authors - P.zza Dei Cavalieri
Bike ride in the districts of Pisa, along a path of about 12 km that starts from Piazza dei Cavalieri and ends in Logge dei Banchi. The route connects seven places told in the book by the journalist Sandro Noto "Journey into underground Pisa", we will stop at each stage to hear the author’s explanations. The tour is reserved for FIAB members.
Mandatory registration following this link
THROUGHOUT THE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY WEEK
Atrium Palazzo Lanfranchi, Museum of Graphics: Pedaling with art, small exhibition with works of the bicycle theme collection.
At the bookstores Blu Book, Civico 14, Erasmus, Ghibellina, Libraccio, Libreria Dei Ragazzi there will be a corner where you can find readings dedicated to cycling.