Ascoli Piceno and Fermo are the new entries for 2024. Pesaro confirms itself as the most bike friendly

Ascoli Piceno and Fermo are the new entries for 2024. Pesaro confirms itself as the most bike friendly
Ascoli Piceno and Fermo are the new entries for 2024. Pesaro confirms itself as the most bike friendly

ANCONA – As long as you see the yellow flag waving, you will know that cycling is possible here. Paraphrasing Pettinati’s cult catchphrase, this time the yellow flags are flying over the 18 cycle municipalities in the Marche that have obtained the banner from the Fiab (Italian Environment and Bicycle Federation).

Confirmations and news

This year Ascoli Piceno and Fermo also join the group of bike friendly cities. New entries that join municipalities that now permanently receive recognition such as Pesaro, the only one in the Marche to obtain an excellent rating (and the maximum score: 5). According to Fiab, it is a municipality «with a high level of integration of sustainable mobility in various forms, a quality of life in the urban center with pedestrian and green areas, efficient public transport and communication campaigns aimed at these issues». Then there is Fano (score: 4), which gets a good score on its report card. Altidona, Corinaldo and Grottammare settle at sufficient (3 points).

The parameters

The candidacy for the yellow flag is not a race for a single recognition, but testifies that the Municipality has decided to undertake a path aimed at improving sustainable mobility. And therefore, as with hotels that range from one to five stars, municipalities can obtain a score from 1 to 5 depending on the progress of the path towards cycling. Ascoli, Jesi, Porto Recanati, Porto Sant’Elpidio, San Benedetto, Cupra Marittima, Urbania, Mondolfo, Porto San Giorgio and Civitanova stop at an altitude of 2. Only one point for Fermo, Sassoferrato and Ancona. “Just as a hotel does not boast of being one or two stars – comments Fiab – a municipality, however appreciable it may be that it has undertaken a growth path, cannot be said to be satisfied if it remains stagnant for years with one or two”. This is the case of Ancona, for the fourth consecutive year stuck at one, and of Civitanova, at two points in the last four years. You wanted a bicycle, now pedal.

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