The province of Santa Fe, through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, will take part in the 10th World Bicycle Forum, one of the most important events on mobility worldwide, which will be headquartered in Argentina for the first time, in the city de Rosario, from September 15 to 19. The initiative is organized by Argentina en Bici, a movement that brings together 35 civil society organizations from all over the country.
The planned schedule includes lectures, workshops, bike tours, panels, conversation tables, street games, urban interventions, fairs and recreational spaces. In this sense, the person in charge of the area of Active Mobility of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Mariana Salvador, will be a speaker at the panel “Governance and climate action: Cities in Motion”, on Saturday, September 18 at 9:30, along with representatives from the city of Pérez, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and Mendoza.
The World Bicycle Forum seeks to build and deepen an active participation in new ways of inhabiting the urban environment and common life in cities, based on a sustainable mobility model that contributes to improving the well-being and quality of life of women. persons.
Since 2012 the meeting has been organized continuously in different cities around the world. In 2019, in Quito, Rosario was chosen as the host for the development of the 10th edition, which will take place within the framework of the Provincial Week of Sustainable Mobility.
The proposal is free and open to all public. To know the schedule and register, you must access the following link: https://fmb10.org/
TOWARDS A NATIONAL ACTIVE MOBILITY LAW
Within the framework of the sustainable development agenda promoted by the Government of Santa Fe, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, together with the national senator Roberto Mirabella and different organizations such as Argentina en Bici and the World Bicycle Forum, they developed a project of Law of Minimum Budgets for the Promotion of Active Mobility, an initiative that was recently presented by the legislator in the National Congress.
In this regard, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Erika Gonnet, highlighted that “due to a political decision by Governor Omar Perotti, our Ministry has an area of active mobility, which allows us to work on projects of this style.”
Within the main axes of the Law, the aim is to encourage pedestrian trips and the use of bicycles as a priority mode of transport in cities, improving people’s quality of life and mitigating the effects of climate change.