“Itinerario Cicloturistico Adda”. A route between a variety of territories, landscapes and identities


Cycle tourism is a popular recreational activity in Europe, where the distances between the places are relatively short and the itineraries are full of attractions and points of interest. Tourism that involves the use of bicycles to get to know the area is expanding both at European and Italian level. At the basis of this phenomenon there is certainly an attitude of awareness of the risks for the environment and a progressive evolution of critical awareness towards more conscious consumption. Cycling in the suburban area, in particular for reasons related to leisure, sport and tourism, is usually linked to medium - long distance itineraries, put into a system with short distances, often also used by residents of the territories concerned. The cycling routes run along routes of great tourist attraction and are lots of opportunity to visit historic cities, UNESCO sites or places with environmental value. The cycling route Adda project starts from the analysis and enhancement of the environment and the existing cycle network. The analysis and research developed through the comparison with other experiences with a focus on intermodal dimension of mobility. The main result of the project is that it provided a homogeneous and systematic framework of the efforts needed for the completion of the cycle path, articulated according to a priority logic. A framework in which, in relation to the specificities of each area, are indicated some of the design solutions, in the knowledge that a project of this importance should be implemented in an incremental manner, acting in multiple directions, through coordination of action and governance.


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Author Biographies

Fulvia Pinto, Politecnico of Milan

She is associate professor for the scientific disciplinary sector “Tecnica e Pianificazione Urbanistica” (Urban Planning Techniques) at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies – Politecnico di Milano. She specialized at the Monuments Restoration School - Università Federico II di Napoli and she holds a PhD in "Urban Planning", at the Politecnico di Milano. She teaches "Urban Planning" at the Politecnico di Milano. She is professor and member of the scientific committee of the PolisMaker Master of the Politecnico di Milano. She is scientific coordinator of the Postgraduate Course in “Urbanistica Tecnica”. She is coordinator and scientific responsible of a national research project "Itinerario ciclo-turistico Adda", financed by the Fondazione Cariplo. Research activities are mainly focused on urban environment requalification, on the relationship between city, mobility and environment, on the new energy certification protocols for urban planning tools. Recent research experiences have been developed in a number of national and international projects. She is a member of research groups, scientific and academic commissions, evaluator of research and teaching activities, reviewer for national and international journals and research projects. She is author of more than 120 publications and speaker at International and National Conferences.

Andrea Fossati, Politecnico of Milan

Architect and PhD in "Urban Planning", is adjunct professor of Environmental Urban Design and Planning and of the Urban Technique Laboratory at the Politecnico di Milano. He is a professor and member of the scientific committee of the PolisMaker Master of the Politecnico di Milano. He conducts research activities in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano and professional activity. The main research topics are sustainable mobility and urban regeneration. In particular, on the topic of sustainable mobility, in last years, he has participated in the research projects “PRIN - ITATOUR: Visioni territoriali e nuove mobilità, progetti integrati per il turismo nella città e nell'ambiente” (PRIN - ITATOUR: Territorial visions and new mobility, integrated projects for tourism in the city and in the environment), “Itinerario Cicloturistico Adda” (Adda Cycle-tourist Itinerary) and “Greenway dei Laghi Briantei” (Greenway of the Briantei Lakes). Regarding professional activity, he is currently in charge of the technical-economic feasibility project and the definitive project for the completion of the cycle-pedestrian system with a tourist, cultural and environmental value of the Municipality of Dubino, located at the intersection of Valtellina and Valchiavenna.


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How to Cite
PintoF., & FossatiA. (2020). “Itinerario Cicloturistico Adda”. A route between a variety of territories, landscapes and identities. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 13(1), 81-97. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/6608