The network of pedal-assisted bicycles connecting the railway station and university sites


The aim behind the project is to create a network of stations for pedal-assisted bicycles that facilitates intermodal commuting or travel between different work locations. The start-up phase involves the installation of a number of e-bike parking facilities, including one at the railway station, distributed throughout the various university districts of Bologna. The project is complemented by the creation of photovoltaic shelters to protect and recharge the bikes, as well as a booking software system. The project will then be rolled out to the main campus sites.



The WEB-ike project was recognised by FORUM PA in 2018 as one of the 100 most innovative Public Administration projects for achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda.

The first service was inaugurated in Cesena thanks to partnerships with Hera and the Cesena municipal government. The first station, equipped with a photovoltaic shelter, has been installed at the new campus. The detailed design proposal for Bologna consists of 6 stations dispersed throughout the municipal area on the main university sites: Cittadella, Santa Cristina, Lazzaretto, Risorgimento and Navile. In addition, a bicycle collection point will be installed in the station to facilitate intermodal travel involving public and eco-compatible transport.

In 2021, 50 pedal-assisted e-bikes will also be made available to staff on request.