Wednesday, November 29th 2017 at 4:18PM GMT
The Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved the so-called Framework Law on Cycling Mobility. All political groups agreed on the importance of a national push to cycling mobility, a measure promoted by the Italian Federation of the Friends of the Bicycle, FIAB.
Italian Minister of Transport Graziano Delrio said:
“Today, we are celebrating a cultural fact: the State fully acknowledges the need for cycling mobility planning, together with the Regions. Just like the motorway system or the rail system, cycling is now part of a mobility strategy that becomes a priority in urban centres and for the development of tourism in our country.”
While the law still has to be approved by the Senate, reports the European Cycluists’ Federation, the outcome of the vote can be seen as a “concrete commitment of the political world to the issues of sustainable mobility and cycling.”
The law commits to promote bicycles as a means of urban and recreational transport.