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Sustainable Mobility

26 November 2020 @ 9:00 - 10:30

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY – Policies on bicycle promotion, from business models to regulatory actions.

In cooperation with Conebi.

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The potential of bicycle mobility in islands is clear, especially in the small ones, both for residents and tourists. One of the main challenges though is related to the fact that road infrastructures have been conceived for cars. When it comes to enabling a proper infrastructure for bicycles on islands, in fact, the issue is space more than cost. Political will is needed in order to sacrifice some of the space destinated to motored vehicles to create cycle paths, with a great benefit from the reduction of acoustic and air pollution. Safety is another key factor, as cycling lovers are discouraged from unsafety of roads. Paths do not necessarily have to be placed alongside roads: they can be identified in the outdoors, where cyclists can be safe while enjoying the landscape and the contact with nature. Sustainable tourism is embracing this sort of solutions, which have a high potential. What policies can be applied to promote the growth of bicycle infrastructure? What best practices are in place?


Draft Agenda

  • 09.00            Introduction                                                                

Gianni ChianettaDirector, Greening the Islands


Silvia Livoni – Journalist, Viaggi in bici


  • 09.05            Setting the scene                         

Manuel Marsilio – General Manager, Conebi – “Policies on bicycle promotion, from business models to regulatory actions”


  • 09.15            Presentations

Silvia Livoni – Marketing Strategist, Luxury Bike Hotels  Founder, Bike Hubs – best practices “Terre di Casole Bike Hub” and “Valle del Savio Bike Hub”

Francesco Bruno – Head of Micromobility Solutions, Pirelli Corporate – CYCL-e around™ Pirelli

Zsombor Aradszki – Project ManagerWest Pannon Non-profit Ltd – Lead partner, EU Cycle Interreg Project

Michelle Attard Tonna – PresidentLa Rota Malta

Laura Mallia – Senior Manager, Strategy & Corporate Services Directorate, Transport Malta


  • 10.00            Round table with the speakers 





26 November 2020
9:00 - 10:30
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Greening the Islands