València Ciutat Amable is the name of the project that includes three events that will take place this year 2018 in Valencia:

 

the XV edition of the Iberian Congress

La Bicicleta y la Ciudad“,

from May 16 to 20;

 

the 3rd Meeting of Women Cyclists,,

on May 19 and 20;

 

and the 2nd edition of Bicifest València,

with ludic activities from February to May.

Up to here everything clear, right? But … why the Ciutat Amable? And what does it mean?

The concept of Ciudad Amable is the result of a collective reflection arising from the ICE Ciudad 30. The central idea in which it is based is that cities and their public space have to approximate their design to the human scale and thus promote the empathy, confidence, security, joy … Kindness is a special way of treating others and an attitude to address problems in a positive way. In our case, the problem translates into the need to change the urban paradigm to turn our cities into convivial, sustainable, healthy, inclusive places …

The Friendly City is committed to investing the current priorities that our municipalities and cities have in the use of public space. In the vast majority of the cities have located the private motor vehicle in the center and authentic privileged planning have forgotten the warmth that comes with kindness. A Friendly City has as a true reference all people (integrating gender differences, age, class, mobility capabilities and other diversities) and the needs they have: health and well-being, access to goods and services, sustainability …

But this was not a bike event? Yes, of course, but not only. We start from the bicycle and consider it the main tool for the change of paradigm that can lead our cities to be friendly. The characteristics of the bicycle make it a symbol of this new culture, however, the effort is not enough from the cycling movement, but it is necessary to form a network with many other movements, collectives and entities (neighborhood, youth, pmr … etc …) and hence the objective and motto of the congress “Towards the friendly city, we all tell”.

Organizadoras:

Logo de València en Bici-Acció Ecologista-Agró
Logo d'Acció Ecologista-Agró
Logo de ConBici
Logo de la Federaçao Portuguesa de cicloturismo e utilizadores de bicicleta
Logo del Aula de la Bici
Logo de Bici es Vida

Patrocinadoras:

Logo-Ayuntamiento-Valencia
Zicla_Logo_Positivo
Logo de Movus

Colaboradoras principales:

Logo de JCDecaux
Logo Fundació Deportiva Municipal de València
Logo de FesCultura
logo-museo-etnologico
Logo área de Cultura de la Diputació de València
Logo del Centre del Carme de Cultura Contemporànea
Logo de la Generalitat Valenciana

Colaboradoras:

Logo del festival VESOS
logo de Per L'Horta
Logo de TodoBici
Logo de Orange Bikes
Logo del Rueda València
Logo de la Xarxa d'Entitats pel Patrimoni (XEP)
Logo de Biciutat
Logo de eXprimitubici
Logo del Festival conFusión de Benimaclet
Logo del col·lectiu Soterranya
Logo de hazTubici
Logo de Biciva
Logo del Terra
Logo de Zedre
Logo de Bicicklo
Logo de CultBikes
Logo del CIM de Benimaclet
Logo de Encicle Bicimensajeras
Logo de The Easy Way
Logo del Centre Octubre
Logo de Bicípolis
Logo de DoYouBike

Reuniones de entidades durante el congreso:

Logo de la Red de Ciudades por la Bicicleta
Logo de la Red Eurovelo
Logo de la DGT