Organization

The Italian Federation of Friends of the Bicycle is a non-profit organization. It’s recognized by the Ministry for Environment as a national association for the protection of the environment and by the Ministry for Infrastructure as an expert association in road safety. Fiab has a central office in Milan and a general secretary in Mestre (Venice). It has at the moment 83 local federated associations and 7 regional co-ordination units. All members receive a newsletter four times per year.

Short Summary

The Italian Federation of Friends of the Bicycle is an environmental organization which promotes the use of the bicycle as an environmentally friendly means of transport within an urban context. With the overall aim of improving the quality of life in urban areas, the Federation encourages the development of bicycle routes, limitation of automobil traffic, combined bike+mass transit solutions and more.

Example activities

“Kids on bikes” (Bimbimbici) to ask safe routes to school; annual bicycle tourism meeting; Train + Bike trips; campain for better rules for cyclists in the road code. FIAB publishes route maps and proposals for new bicycle itineraries (see www.Bicitalia.org).

Activities include: bicycle rallies in both urban and suburban contexts, along with day-trips, weekend excursions, and longer bicycle tours. FIAB publishes route maps and proposals for new bicycle itineraries (see Bicycle Route of the Sun). FIAB is an affiliate of the European Cyclists’ Federation