Go-ahead for cyclists to ride against the traffic

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
cycle lane

Larghetti from Salvaciclisti (‘Save the Cyclists’). “Reform moves forward. The Municipality leans on the Government.” “In the centre we must and can live together. For example: in Brussels, where 95% of the streets in the old town have a two-way cycle path, only 5% of bicycle accidents happened on those roads. Whereas in Bologna, many […]

Mobike revolutionizes bike sharing in Bologna

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Tourist on Mobike

New system offers complete freedom for users The comune lauds it as the largest and most technologically advanced platform in the world and started to supply bikes in mid June with a progressive deployment over the summer. Any bike stations are already in use around the city. The duration of the service will be six […]

Young girl in hit and run accident by BFC player’s car

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 copy

Accident at Borgo Panigale involves mystery driver A 12 year old girl was hit after a Mercedes with French license and belonging to Calcio Cheick Keita drove at high speed in via Emilia Ponente. The player though denied he was driving at the time of the accident. It happened at 2pm in Borgo Panigale area, […]

€20 million investment for Bolognese sport

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Lepore: “Conceiving sport as an ‘urban meeting place’ and therefore ‘care of relationships’, allows us to look at a new role of sporting policies, like cultural ones”. A delegation at Illumia auditorium discussed a strategic plan of ‘Bologna for sport’, on behalf of the Municipality and supported by the scientific outfit Nomisma. It represented the […]

‘Cyclists become journalists’…eh?

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Spelling blunder on cyclist counter at Porta San Vitale Almost 2,200 cyclists use the bicycle route around the Viale. And to certify it the first totem counters ‘contabici’, was planted for a few weeks at Porta San Vitale. It’s a black column, positioned at the side of the cycle path between the two lanes split […]

Castel Maggiore gets the thumbs-up for new cycle lane

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Bologna comune overwhelming lent their support for a new project that would see 4.5km of new bicycle track from the city center until Castel Maggiore. The comune promises “a logical and strategic plan for connecting the main functioning hubs such as the university areas, the Tecnopolo and the fiera district,” with the objective to boost […]

Rossoblu boss Saputo drops hints about new stadium

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Photo from the Zavanella project.

Apparently the restructuring of the Dall’Ara stadium isn’t up to everyone’s liking. It’s proceeding much slower than expected. Between the royal blue shape of the new third shirt and Luca Carboni and Marco Di Vaio’s predictions on the magic charm of the kit and the shadow cast by Milan on a previous game, Joey Saputo […]

An interview with mum of the world’s greatest goalie

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Dubliner but currently living in Bologna, Mark Doyle has been following closely those formative years that made Gianluigi Buffon the world’s greatest goalkeeper. In an incredible article recently published online and translated into several languages under the title: ‘Gianluigi Buffon: The making of Superman’, Doyle reveals another even more genuine side to Italy’s larger than […]

Breakthough for swimming pool admin mess

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

New management set for 25 year rule Sterlino in limbo After months or wrangling over the future of seven sporting plants, including the newly crowned Olympic swimming pool adjacent to the stadium, the comune has finally agreed on a plan. The public tender costing €110m was divided between Sogese, Uisp, Csi, 2000 Service, President Swimming […]

Bolognese Olympic heroines

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Success in Rio Bolognese athletes Aleksandra Cotti and Sara Sgarzi did the city proud by competing at Rio in water polo and synchronized swimming. It was Cotti, 28, though that stole the limelight by winning a silver medal with her team mates against the USA. Over joyed at the whole event, she said of the […]