Bike Sharing Issues Discussed at International Conference VeloCittà
ROME, Italy – The EU funded project VeloCittà was initiated to provide inspiration and build capacity in local authorities and bike sharing systems’ (BSS) stakeholders. The formal project ended last February but the results will be continued in VeloCittà, which is named as the “World Platform for Cities & Bike Share”.
The second edition of VeloCittà will take place on 16 November and is linked to the Bikeconomy Forum in Rome on the next day. Both events will take place in the Protomoteca Hall of the Capitol Hill in Rome. Last December some 160 city politicians gathered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the first edition of VeloCittà were they signed a ‘statement of support’ to promote bike sharing.
Role of bike share systems
During the conference Mayors from cities around Europe will share their experiences on the use of bicycles in their city. The conference will also concentrate on the role that bike share systems can play in city policies. These systems are evolving and increasingly becoming flexible policy levers capable of accelerating the growth of more livable cities for all. Cities will be able to meet many classic bike share providers as well as specialists in free floating systems and the innovative Geo Fence approach which includes parameter settings on (parking) areas; the alternative to docking stations.
For conference updates: www.velo-citta.eu